Chelsea linked with shock move for Burnley target man

Date published: Sunday 21st January 2018 2:59 - Oli Fisher

After being linked with moves for Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch, Chelsea have now reportedly enquired about a Burnley target man.

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are now keen on Burnley striker Ashley Barnes as their search for a centre forward continues.

Barnes has featured in 23 Premier League games this season, scoring just three goals in the process.

This comes after news earlier in the week suggested Chelsea had made a shock enquiry over Stoke striker Peter Crouch.

The Daily Mirror stated that the Blues have switched their focus to the former England international due to Andy Carroll’s injury problems as they continue their search for a target man.

Chelsea were heavily linked with a £30m move for the West Ham striker, but he is expected to be ruled out for four to six weeks with an ankle injury.


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