Benzema and 4 Other Strikers Chelsea Can Sign in January 8 Days to Winter Deadline

Benzema and 4 Other Strikers Chelsea Can Sign in January 8 Days to Winter Deadline

Elijah Odetokun
updated at January 26, 2024 at 6:34 AM
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  • Chelsea are reportedly in the hunt for a new striker in January
  • This depends on the future of academy star Armando Broja
  • Karim Benzema could use the Blues to get out of Saudi Arabia

Chelsea will look into the market in the final eight days of the January transfer window to see the possibility of signing a striker to solve their goal-scoring woes.

This depends on the future of academy striker, Armando Broja, who could seek a move away in search of regular first-team football and has suitors in the Premier League.

Karim Benzema, Al-Ittihad, Al-Raed, Saudi Arabia.
Karim Benzema is exploring options to leave Saudi Arabia after six months. Photo by Yasser Bakhsh.
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Per Evening Standard, Victor Osimhen is the Blues’s priority in the summer, with the Nigerian recently confirming he has decided on his future. Hence, the London club won't be considering a permanent signing.

Sports Brief looks at five temporary options for Mauricio Pochettino to bolster his attack for the second half of the season.

Strikers Chelsea could sign on loan

Karim Benzema

The France international has grown tired of life in Saudi Arabia. Though it looks complicated in the final days of the window, a lot could change. Per Metro UK, the Blues are interested, but Benzema will take a massive pay cut to return to Europe.

Roberto Firmino

The former Liverpool striker also wants out of Saudi Arabia, and despite reports that he will stay till the summer if an offer from Europe comes in the final days of the window, he could jump at it as an escape route. He is Premier League-proven and won't have a problem adapting.

Memphis Depay

The Dutch international forward is having limited minutes at Atletico Madrid this season, majorly due to injury and also with Alvaro Morata being preferred in attack. He has unfinished business in the Premier League, having struggled during his last stint with Manchester United. He is a viable option the Blues could look at in the next eight days.

Calum Wilson

Newcastle United are hit with financial struggles and admitted they must sell to escape punishment under the Premier League Sustainability rules. Per talkSPORT, Calum Wilson has been offered to the Blues and will cost around £18 million.

Goncalo Ramos

Following his breakout at the 2022 World Cup, Chelsea were interested in Goncalo Ramos before he joined Paris Saint-Germain. Head coach Luis Enrique reportedly doesn't trust him, and he could be moved on. The Blues have a fractious relationship with PSG following the failed loan move for Hakim Ziyech last year.

Three Chelsea replacements for Reece James

Sports Brief previously named three Chelsea players who can replace Reece James after the captain underwent surgery on an injured hamstring and will miss up to four months.

The Blues need not panic buy, as the defender is set to return to action this season. Backup right-back Malo Gusto and two other players in the squad could deputise.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.