Chelsea warned about the danger of signing another striker in January

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Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has warned Chelsea about signing a new striker in the January transfer window, insisting that it could do more harm than good.

The Blues are being linked with a new forward player in January, with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Brentford striker, Ivan Toney the leading names reportedly on the list.

Nicolas Jackson has been entrusted with leading the attack for Chelsea this season after moving to West London from Villarreal in the summer.

In fairness, the Senegal international has done okay, having scored six goals in the course of the campaign so far, although, many will feel he could easily have doubled that tally if he was more clinical in front of goal.

The 22-year-old was on the receiving end of some criticism for his display in the Blues’ 2-1 defeat against Manchester United in midweek, with some fans asking for a more potent player to lead the attack, but Hasselbaink, who played with Chelsea for four seasons has now insisted that the move could result in the dressing room being crowded again.

“Chelsea are not scared of the transfer fee,” Hasselbaink told Amazon Prime about Osimhen.

“But if you go back into the window and bring in another striker, I don’t think this is the right thing to do for the dressing room, you are going to get an overcrowded dressing room again.

“You have three strikers already, or someone has to go if you bring in an Osimhen or Toney. This market in January is the hardest to do business.”

On whether he thinks Chelsea will make the top four this season, Hasselbaink added: “They are not good enough yet to go in the top four. I don’t think they will make the top four.

“But [Christopher] Nkunku is going to come back, they have a few other injuries but I’m just worried about the dynamics in the dressing room. I think that is more important.

“Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of young players, it’s still a process but I expected a lot more today.”