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Andy Carroll’s move to CHELSEA gathers pace as Blues look for attacking cover

Former Newcastle and Liverpool forward is wanted by Antonio Conte as an alternative to Alvaro Morata with Michy Batshuayi failing to fire

Andy Carroll’s move to Chelsea is still on with the Blues looking to sign the England international on loan.

The Telegraph is reporting Carroll remains in Antonio Conte’s sights, with Michy Batshuayi failing to impress as back-up to Alvaro Morata.

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Chelsea are looking to land Andy Carroll from West Ham

Carroll is set to make the surprise move of the season

West Ham would be reluctant to part with the 29-year-old, who has had an upshot in form under new Hammers boss David Moyes.

That said, the former Liverpool and Newcastle forward has had multiple injury issues in the last few years and has been out of West Ham’s last two games with a knock.

Sevilla are front-runners to sign Batshuayi on loan but the Blues are seeking a replacement before sanctioning the switch.

Michy Batshuayi is wanted by Sevilla this month

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Batshuayi isn’t trusted by Conte

Carroll would prove good value for the West London club, with the Englishman eligible to play in the Champions League.

The Blues face Barcelona with the first leg on February 20 at Stamford Bridge – but Conte knows they will not prevail against Lionel Messi & Co without options up front.

Chelsea are currently fourth in the Premier League after their 0-0 draw with 10-man Leicester, behind Manchester United and Liverpool on goal difference.

Morata’s form has dipped drastically in recent weeks

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Morata’s form has dipped drastically in recent weeks

United face Stoke in the Monday night game at Old Trafford and can go three points clear of their rivals.

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