Switch rumours, let’s face it, we’re all a sucker for them. As quickly because the switch window opens, newspapers and web sites are overflowing with information of the supposed newest offers, and we wolf them down like manna from heaven. 

Certain, they often are usually absolute drivel, however that does not cease them flying across the web and getting followers giddy with the prospect of bringing in a brand new star.

Heck, I’ve fallen sufferer to it too, after I spent many of the 2017 summer season furiously refreshing my Twitter feed, on the lookout for any signal that Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang could have been on his method to Stamford Bridge. Alas, he selected an inferior London-based facet as a substitute; an actual pity.

Up to now 12 months, Chelsea have come to understand that their £58m striker Álvaro Morata is, to place it mildly, a little bit of a dud, with the vast majority of his efforts spiralling into the depths of the Shed Finish. At all times offside, and faster to take a tumble than a seasoned gymnast, the Spain worldwide has been nothing wanting a flop at Stamford Bridge.

With the Blues searching for a brand new man to steer the road, a number of attainable alternate options have been linked to the membership over the previous yr. So here is 35 (sure, thirty-five!) strikers Chelsea have been linked with since January 2018.

1. Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke

Solid your thoughts again to final January, and you could recall a switch window during which Chelsea, beneath the administration of Antonio Conte, tried to signal any striker who have been both strikingly tall or moderately on the cumbersome facet.

Naturally, Crystal Palace bulldozer Christian Benteke was linked with the Blues, given his muscular physique and prowess within the air.

Supply: Daily Mail 

2. Fernando Llorente – Tottenham Hotspur

Fernando Llorente

A 6ft 4′ veteran ahead who has a penchant for scoring FA Cup objectives towards sides from the depths of English soccer? 

Sure, Chelsea have been linked with Fernando Llorente, who in all equity was really fairly the participant again within the day.

Supply: The Independant  

3. Salomón Rondón – West Bromwich Albion

Jose Salomon Rondon

Now here is a sturdy chap if I ever did see one. 

The Blues have been rumoured to be after the Venezuelan worldwide earlier than West Bromwich Albion acquired relegated and his subsequent mortgage transfer to Newcastle United.

Supply: TalkSport 

4. Andy Carroll – West Ham United

West Ham United v Arsenal - Premier League

The Geordie Zlatan Ibrahimović let unfastened on the West London nightclub scene, what may attainable go flawed?

Perennially injured, however most significantly, tall striker Andy Carroll was regarded as a Chelsea switch goal final yr.

Supply: The Guardian 

5. Marko Arnautović – West Ham United

Marko Arnautovic

Again in 2018 West Ham United’s Marko Arnautović was tipped for a giant transfer to Chelsea.

Evidently, it did not occur, however the participant is believed to be on the point of a giant cash transfer to China this January.

Supply: ESPN 

6. Edin Džeko – Roma


Hey, this one may need really turned out fairly effectively!

Alas, the Bosnian powerhouse turned down a transfer to Stamford Bridge, opting to stay with Roma.

Supply: The Guardian 

7. Ashley Barnes – Burnley

Ashley Barnes

To cite tennis legend John McEnroe: “You can’t be critical!”

Sure, a number of Premier League champions Chelsea have been linked with a transfer for former Eastbourne Borough loanee Ashley Barnes. Nicely I by no means!

Supply: Sky Sports 

8. Peter Crouch – Stoke Metropolis

Stoke City v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship

Sure, Chelsea actually have been linked with Peter Crouch.

To be truthful to Crouchy, he is a former England worldwide and scored many a Premier League aim in his day. Nonetheless although, not what the Blues actually wanted!

Supply: Telegraph 

9. Islam Slimani – Leicester Metropolis


Such was Chelsea’s obvious need to lure in a beefy boy, they have been believed to be after Leicester Metropolis flop Islam Slimani.

The Algerian striker, now on mortgage at Fenerbahçe, scored a grand whole of eight objectives in three Premier League seasons.

Supply: Leicester Mercury 

10. Moussa Marega – Porto


Chelsea have been tipped to splash out £35m on Porto striker Moussa Marega.

The Mali worldwide was within the midst of netting 23 objectives in a season for Porto, however the deal by no means materialised.

Supply: The Sun 

11. Karim Benzema – Actual Madrid

Karim Benzema

Would Karim Benzema actually have thought-about giving up taking part in for Real Madrid within the Bernabéu to play Europa League soccer with Chelsea? Unlikely.

Nonetheless, it was mooted as risk.

Supply: Diario Gol 

12. Daniel Sturridge – Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge

May re-signing Liverpool‘s damage inclined Daniel Sturridge have been the reply to all Chelsea’s issues?

No, no it could not.

Supply: Daily Mail 

13. Josh Magennis – Charlton Athletic

Josh Magennis,Lewis Dunk

In reality, this was a joke, and a humorous one in all that.

To poke enjoyable at Chelsea’s unending quest for a lumpen frontman, Josh Magennis was touted as a attainable signing for Chelsea. Disgrace on you all!

Supply: Kent Live 

14. Luis Suárez – Barcelona


Are you able to think about? After what he did to our darling Branislav Ivanović!

Sadly, Barcelona‘s Luis ‘Chompmaster’ Suárez was certainly believed to be on Chelsea’s radar for a short time.

Supply: The Guardian 

15. Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski

Now this one would have been a beautiful little bit of enterprise!

For what felt like an eternity, we have been linked with Bayern Munich’s Polish goal-machine Robert Lewandowski, however it by no means occurred. What a gutter!

Supply: Daily Star 

16. Andrea Belotti – Torino

Andrea Belotti

This tiresome saga dragged on for a good whereas, and it regarded like a useless cert Chelsea would splash the money on Torino striker Andrea Belotti.

For no matter causes (monetary, I’d think about), the deal by no means got here to fruition.

Supply: Daily Mail 

17. Mauro Icardi – Inter

Mauro Icardi

Fingers crossed, the Blues would possibly really get Inter‘s Mauro Icardi come the summer season 2019 switch window.

It has been on the playing cards (pardon the pun) for a very long time now, and during the last 12 months it is acquired a stable quantity of coverage.

Supply: Daily Mirror 

18. Ciro Motionless – Lazio


One other Serie A striker, Ciro Motionless was rumoured to be prepared to go away Lazio in a giant cash transfer to Stamford Bridge.

No marvel Chelsea have been eager, with the participant scoring 41 objectives in 47 matches throughout the 2017/18 marketing campaign.

Supply: The Sun 

19. Timo Werner – RB Leipzig

Timo Werner

Liverpool appear to be they could possibly be in with a shout of signing Timo Werner

However it was Chelsea who have been first believed to have registered an curiosity within the RB Leipzig man final season.

Supply: Express 

20. Krzysztof Piątek – Genoa

Genoa CFC v Atalanta BC - Serie A

A comparatively contemporary hearsay, Krzysztof Piątek has been just lately touted as attainable substitute for Morata.

The Genoa man has been in elegant type this season, scoring 19 objectives in all competitions to this point.

Supply: Sky Sports 

21. Dries Mertens – Napoli


I might think about the considering behind this story was one thing alongside the traces of:

“Mauziro Sarri introduced Jorginho in from Napoli…possibly he’d prefer to carry Dries Mertens alongside for the journey too?”

Supply: CalcioMercato 

22. Edinson Cavani – Paris Saint-Germain


Through the top of his supposed ‘beef’ with Neymar, Chelsea have been tipped as a attainable sanctuary for the Uruguayan tremendous striker.

Maybe understandably, given the large wages and switch payment, the Blues did not go for it.

Supply: Express 

23. Neymar – Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar jr

Ah, you already know what? Why not throw Neymar in too?

An actual load of nonsense this, there was by no means any likelihood Neymar was going to relocate to SW6.

Supply: Express 

24. Willian José – Actual Sociedad

Willian Jose

One other Willian at Chelsea?! Scandalous! The #Willianout crowd will merely by no means enable it.

Nonetheless, the Pensioners have been regarded as eager on the Actual Sociedad man final summer season.

Supply: Marca 

25. Richarlison – Everton


Again in his days as a Watford participant, earlier than his huge cash transfer to Everton final summer season, Chelsea were said to be after Richarlison.

The mercurial striker is something however constant, and the Blues undoubtedly dodged a bullet right here.

Supply: Watford Observer  

26. Antoine Griezmann – Atlético Madrid

Antoine Griezmann

Do we actually need the sort of participant who, in a second of unashamed narcism, proclaims he’ll stay at his membership through a cringe-inducing video dubbed ‘The Determination’.

No – that is the straightforward reply. Nonetheless, Chelsea have been again linked with Atlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann final summer season.

Supply: Express 

27. Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha is destined to be a giant fish in a small pond. He is been wonderful at Crystal Palace, however had a depressing time of issues in a earlier spell at Manchester United.

The Ivory Coast worldwide was tipped to affix Chelsea final August.

Supply: Daily Mirror 

28. Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United

Romelu Lukaku

Keep in mind when Manchester United have been a laughing inventory and doomed for mid-table medocrity? I miss these days, I really do.

Within the top of José Mourinho’s torrid spell, a bizarre rumour linked Romelu Lukaku with a dramatic Stamford Bridge return.

Supply: Daily Star 

29. Anthony Martial – Manchester United

Anthony Martial

One other misfit of the Mourinho period at Man Utd, Chelsea have been stated to be dead keen on rescuing Anthony Martial from his difficult spell with the Crimson Devils.

With the ‘Particular One’ despatched packing, Martial too is now thriving once more.

Supply: Sky Sports 

30. Aleksandar Mitrović – Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic

Again to the large boys once more, are we?!

One other one contemporary off the press, Chelsea are believed to be after Newcastle United-misfit-turned-Fulham-superstar Aleksandar Mitrović.

Supply: Daily Mirror 

31. Andre Silva – AC Milan

Andre Silva

A younger striker with no goalscoring historical past who simply flopped at AC Milan? In fact! We might like to take him off your fingers!

For some purpose, the Blues have been thought to have had an interest in Andre Silva as a possible Morata substitute.

Supply: The Sun 

32. Patrick Cutrone – AC Milan


See above itemizing. Although maybe much less of a flop, it might be truthful to say.

He is set to be a star sooner or later, however there isn’t any means he’s ready to lead the line for Chelsea simply but.

Supply: CalcioMercato 

33. Callum Wilson – Bournemouth


£75m they want. Seventy-five million kilos for an damage inclined, ex-Kettering City loanee!

Nonetheless, he is been excellent within the final couple of seasons, and soccer funds are a bit loopy today. Perhaps it may occur in spite of everything…

Supply: The Guardian 

34. Gonzalo Higuaín – Juventus

Gonzalo Higuain

This one appears to be like prefer it in all probability goes to occur. Gonzalo Higuaín was an absolute aim scoring gem for Sarri at Napoli, and it might be simply beautiful if he may do it once more at Chelsea.

It is in all probability going to be a short-term loan deal, however given his advancing years, that is not such a bit factor.

Supply: The Guardian 

35. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus


Actually? Did they actually suppose this was ever, ever going to occur?!

Apparently so. My phrase.

Supply: The Sun 


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