Chelsea’s Interim manager Guus Hiddink has acknowledged that the Blues are short of strikers and admitted that he could bring a forward to Stamford Bridge during the current transfer window.
Radamel Falcao, who has hardly set the world on fire during is time in England, is currently out for an undisclosed period of time with a thigh injury, whilst Hiddink says that Patrick Bamford must prove himself with the U21s before he is given a first team opportunity.
That leaves first choice frontman Diego Costa and backup Loic Remy as the only two strikers available for selection, and that pair do have history of muscle injuries, which must be a concern to the temporary boss.
As reported by David Hynter of The Guardian, Hiddink said:
We have to have good competition, good double occupation in every position. When there is good shape and the double occupation is there, then we are OK but we must not go into this danger when something happens with one or two strikers. I don’t deny that it would be a concern if Costa or Rémy were injured. I am thinking. And it’s not good talk when you are thinking in this case because, why shall we go public? If, suppose something is going on, it can be harmful when you go public. Theoretically; that’s what I’m saying at the moment.
Chelsea have been linked with the likes of Carlos Bacca and Saido Berahino, but ever the savvy professional, the Dutchman was tight-lipped when it came to the names of any potential targets.
The window opens and the mouth shuts.