Chelsea ‘increasingly keen’ on signing World Cup winner

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Chelsea are reportedly increasingly keen on the potential transfer of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The January transfer window is now open and it will give the club an opportunity to delve into that transfer kitty and try to add a few more players to the side that are able to make a real difference to the side.

Adding a striker is high up on the agenda, and if you believe the words of Phillips the Blues are once again interested in trying to sign Lautaro Martinez, a man that has been linked with the club for the last few windows.

He said: ‘As I’ve said numerous times now, this January will be all about opportunities for CHELSEA in terms of sales and new signings.

‘I understand that the owners met up last week to discuss January plans, and there have been regular meetings between Mauricio Pochettino and the sporting directors. They will all be coming together again this week to initiate and start some of the plans when a conclusion has been reached on priorities in terms of positions and players.

‘Pochettino said yesterday that he wont be pushing for transfers, but we all know what he wants and is blatantly clear that he does want a new arrival or two in the winter window – he literally said so himself just a few weeks ago!

‘He’s consistently asked for more experience/proven players, and a new striker remains the priority for Chelsea in January – that is a collective feeling.

‘Player sales are vital, and I’m told there are more than a handful of players that Chelsea would listen to offers for in the next two windows – Conor Gallagher is one of them.

‘However, as of now, I’m told there are no talks happening between Tottenham and CHELSEA for Gallagher, but Ange Postecoglou’s side do have a very keen interest in the England international.’

Reporter Iomie Stanley told icfootballnews: ‘Chelsea need a world class striker to score the goals that the club needs – and Martinez would be a quality signing for the club.

‘There are many that doubt he could cope in the Premier League – but he is a man that has proven himself at the very highest level of the game on a yearly basis.

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