Although Chelsea have invested more than €460m in reinforcements in the summer market, Chelsea are still looking for a solution to their problems in front of goal. The London club’s board are seriously considering targeting a new striker in the winter transfer market and one of the names that is sounding strong is that of Englishman Ivan Toney.
Despite the signing of talented attackers like Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku and Cole Palmer, none of them have been able to fill the void left by the departure of key players last season. Aware that missing a goal could jeopardize their ambitious project, Chelsea are planning a strategy to strengthen their attacking line as early as January.
Chelsea’s main destination for the winter market
27-year-old Ivan Toney’s name has resurfaced in transfer talks. There was speculation over the summer that Chelsea might be interested in the striker, but negotiations with his club Brentford failed to materialize. However, the Blues are confident they can follow through with Toney’s signing as they have more time ahead of them this time.
Interestingly, Ivan Toney is currently suspended until January for a sports betting-related offense. Despite the sanction, Chelsea see him as the solution to their goalscoring problems and are ready to wait for his return.
The England striker has shown his goalscoring abilities at Brentford, recording 68 goals and 21 assists in 124 official games for the team. His arrival would be a valuable addition to Chelsea’s attacking arsenal and his arrival could give the side renewed momentum in the second half of the season.
Until Ivan Toney’s potential signing is settled, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will need to rely on current resources and consider new strategies to improve goal production. Chelsea fans are excited to see how events unfold in the upcoming winter market and whether Ivan Toney will finally become the much-needed goalscoring hero.