Chelsea hopeful of signing new striker before Arsenal clash

Pato QPRChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern getting excited for this weekend’s London derby have received a major boost, with suggestions a new signing could be secured before the game.

The Express states some Chelsea players believe the signing of Alexandre Pato will be completed before Sunday’s kick-off, which could potentially make the Brazilian international available for the game at the Emirates Stadium.

Chelsea sit 14th in the Premier League standings and defeat to Arsenal this weekend would all but rule-out their chances of making the top-four and Champions League football, with the odds already stacked against the Blues.

A lack of an in-form striker has proved to be a major problem for Chelsea this season, with the defending champions shockingly sat just six points above the relegation zone with 22 games played.

Pato scored 26 goals last season and Corinthians are desperate to offload the former AC Milan forward this month, though our punters aren’t convinced he’s the striker they need.

Our landlord agrees, stating signing Pato is a risk that Chelsea can’t afford to make as they are in desperate need of additions that will star instantly.

Chelsea fans, would you be happy with Alexandre Pato? Let us know in the comments below!

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