Chelsea linked with shock move for ex-Sunderland striker

Date published: Wednesday 1st June 2016 1:58

Asamoah Gyan: Former Sunderland striker linked with Chelsea

Chelsea are reported to be considering a surprise move to bring Shanghai SIPG forward Asamoah Gyan back to the Premier League.

SIPG made Gyan one of the top-earning players in the world, on a reported £227,000-per-week, when they signed him from Al Ain in May 2015, but reports in China claim they are now prepared to offload the 30-year-old.

According to those reports, Chelsea have expressed an interest in Gyan – providing he is willing to take a significant cut on his wages. With Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato both departing Stamford Bridge after loan spells, the Blues are sure to be looking for reinforcements up front. Diego Costa and Loic Remy have also both been linked with moves away.

Gyan scored 10 goals in 34 appearances for Sunderland following a club-record £13million move from French club Rennes in August 2010 before joining Abu Dhabi-based Al Ain in September 2011.

The Ghana international was a huge hit in the UAE, scoring 95 goals in 83 games, but injuries have prevented him making the same sort of impact for SIPG in the Chinese Super League.

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