The reigning Premier League champions are interested on signing the Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow as the blues wants to add more firepower upfront.
Chelsea has been in a poor form this season unlike the last one, as they stand 14th on the Premier League table, with only 23 points after 20 weeks. A major part of this poor performance got the poor form of Chelsea strikers, especially Diego Costa.
The Spanish striker had a great first season under Jose Mourinho as he scored 20 goals on 26 Premier League appearances, meanwhile this season he has scored only 6 goals until now and the other Chelsea striker Loic Remy has scored only once in 7 appearances. Both current Chelsea strikers have been linked to a departure from Stamford Bridge – Diego Costa linked with a possible return to Atletico Madrid and Loic Remy on a possible loan move to Aston Villa as Remi Garde wants his services.
Guus Hiddink have been looking to add some firepower upfront , and currently Lokomotiv Moscow striker Niasse is the first name on his list given to his current form with the Russian giants. The Senegalese striker has collected 13 goals and 11 assists in all competitions so far this season. He could be Chelsea first transfer on January given also to his low price tag – Lokomotiv Moscow would ask only €5 million for the 25-year-old striker.
Oumar Niasse has been linked with other Premier League sides like Everton or Aston Villa, so it seems that the Senegalese striker’s future will be on Premier League.