Revealed: Chelsea may not be able to afford striker who scored more than 30 goals last season

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Chelsea are looking to sign a more proven goalscorer as soon as possible, in a bid to return to the summit of European football.

The Blues are one of the most creative teams in Europe this season— in terms of chances, but they have struggled to put those chances away often.

Nicolas Jackson arrived from Villarreal over the summer for around £32m, but the Senegal forward has not exactly been clinical enough, despite scoring six goals in his first 13 matches across all competitions.

It is widely believed that with a proven goalscorer like Victor Osimhen or Ivan Toney, Chelsea can compete again, however, The Athletic’s David Ornstein has now claimed that the Blues may not be able to afford the Nigerian striker unless they qualify for the UEFA Champions League at the end of season.

The Todd Boehly-led Chelsea ownership have spent over £1bn in transfers in the last three transfer windows, and could get in trouble with Financial Fair Play if they continue to spend with reckless abandon unless they can somehow manage to balance their books.

This is also so because Osimhen will cost money in the region of £120m, which is very expensive, although some may argue that the Nigerian is worth it after his goalscoring exploits with Napoli last term.

The Serie A giants are reportedly working hard to get Osimhen to extend his current deal, but the player is yet to sign for now.

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