Chelsea should sign West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic, according to former player Tony Cascarino.
Olivier Giroud has just a single Premier League goal to his name this season, while Alvaro Morata has five, but Maurizio Sarri has preferred star man Eden Hazard up front in the last few matches as he becomes frustrated with his two forwards.
That has led to speculation that we could make a move to try and take Arnautovic to Stamford Bridge in a deal worth around £40 million, and Cascarono has urged his former side to make a move for the powerful striker.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast, Cascarino said: “You know the one player I’d really want to take? Arnautovic – I’d take him in a heartbeat.
“I think he’d fit perfectly into Chelsea.”
“The thing with Arnautovic – he reminds me of that Eric Cantona mindset,” Cascarino added.
“He thinks he’s good enough to be up there at the top table, and he is.
“He was dreadful at times last year, but there’s a real player in there and he needs a challenge.
“And maybe the challenge is West Ham? I’m not saying he should leave West Ham, but he is a guy who needs to be winning things.
“He’s that good of a player.
“Arnautovic is a player capable of playing for one of the best teams in England.”
Is Arnautovic really worth the money?
With both Morata and Giroud struggling, we need a forward that can come in and score goals on a regular basis, and although Arnautovic is not that type of striker, he has the versatility and movement that Sarri loves in his forwards to make some sort of impact in January.
But we need to get him for the right price.