Date: 19th January 2018 at 8:00pm
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The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are fearing the worst regarding their side’s pursuit of an attacking recruit this month. The Blues have lacked goals in recent weeks, and it’s clear that Antonio Conte is in desperate need of a new addition or two.

However, with a little over a week to go until the window slams shut, there has still been no progress for the Blues.

That could change now, though, with the Daily Mail reporting that Chelsea are considering a new option in the attack. According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are exploring the option of Christian Benteke as they look to provide Antonio Conte with another option in the attack.

The Blues are clearly beginning to get desperate as they continue to pursue various options, with the immediate need for more quality evidently clear.

Alvaro Morata’s goals have dried up over the last few weeks, whilst Michy Batshuayi still has yet to prove himself in the Premier League. Given how crucial the second-half of this season is going to be, then, the Blues clearly need to invest – and invest quickly.

Benteke could be a decent option, though as the Daily Mail report, the loan move that Chelsea are seeking is unlikely to come to fruition.

The Belgian has had a tough year this season, scoring just 1 Premier League goal. However, he did bag 15 in the Premier League last term, and so he knows where the net is when given an opportunity. You’d imagine he’d be able to get back to his best when surrounded by top-tier players like Willian and Eden Hazard, too.

Landlord’s Verdict

A move for Benteke is a risk. The Belgian has been poor this season, and Chelsea need proven quality.

However, if Conte can get him back to his best, it could prove to be a shrewd move from the Blues.

As aforementioned, Crystal Palace have no reason to accept a loan move, but given his poor form, perhaps a slightly reduced fee could be acceptable.

Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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