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Chelsea focused on strikers but ‘won’t rush into splashing the cash’ in January transfer window — report

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Nicolas Jackson’s upcoming monthlong absence due to his involvement at the Africa Cup of Nations is one of the main motivating forces for Chelsea in this transfer window, with the club prioritizing attacking reinforcements (instead of the center backs like Jean-Clair Todibo or Ouasmane Diomande).

But, as reported by the Evening Standard, that doesn’t mean we will “rush into splashing the cash”. This January will likely be much calmer than the previous three we’ve had under the current ownership. (The report also pretty much rules out Todibo and Diomande.)

While Mauricio Pochettino has intimated that some parts of the squad need to be reevaluated, Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney cannot be acquired without the aforementioned splashing, while previously linked Antonio Nusa and Viktor Gyökeres are also unlikely to be pursued. The former apparently doesn’t fit the “profile” we’re looking for while the latter has already made it pretty clear that he wants to stay at Sporting CP until the end of the season.

So, perfect chance for Armando Broja to shine?

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