Mauricio Pochettino has sent scouts to watch this in-form La Liga striker

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Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has sent scouts to watch 26 year old Girona striker Artem Dovbyk in recent weeks, according to a report on Metro.

Chelsea are reportedly eying a move for the Ukraine international striker amid his glowing form for Girona in La Liga.

The 26 year old striker has scored 11 goals and provided 5 assists in 17 games for high-flying Girona this season and would reportedly cost £39million.

Dovbyk’s incredible performances have helped Girona stun their La Liga rivals this term, with the side currently sat in second, above Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Dovbyk moved to Girona this summer from Dnipro-1 and is under contract until 2028.

Pochettino is reportedly worried about Chelsea’s lack of height and believes Dovbyk’s 6ft 2in physical profile could help fix that issue.

Dovbyk has the same agent as Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk and the pair are thought to be very close friends who talk every day.

It is believed that Pochettino wants Dovbyk to compete with Nicolas Jackson for the No.9 role.