Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is eyeing a shock move to help bolster his striking options.
The Blues lost Diego Costa this summer after a long stand-off between the now Atletico Madrid man and the Italian coach.
Although they managed to bring in Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, who has made an impressive start, Conte is desperate to add more options to his forward line with Michy Batshuayi his only other option.
And he is now targeting Red Star Belgrade’s £10million-rated star Richmond Boakye, according to Ghana Soccernet.
The 24-year-old hitman has already scored 10 goals and grabbed three assists in his 16 matches so far this campaign.
Another positive for Conte is that he already knows Boakye well after signing him for Juventus back in 2012.
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Reports today suggest that the Premier League champions will send a scout to watch the ace in action during Red Star’s Europa League matches against Arsenal on October 12 and November 2.
And should he impress then they are ready to make a swoop in January.
Boakye boosts a fine goalscoring record in 2017, bagging 30 times, but it is his quality of finishes that has made him one of the deadliest in Europe.
Speaking to the same publication in his homeland, he said earlier this month: “When I was young like around my 20’s everybody was saying that I have talent.”
“In football we have ups and downs.
“Sometimes it happens and I sat down and analysed certain things that I realised was wrong with me.
“This is what is working for me now and I am following that trend.”
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