Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants the club to sign a new winger rather than the striker in the January transfer window
Chelsea have reportedly been chasing a move for Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain, currently on loan at AC Milan, and are also keen on Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.
Both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have struggled for goals this season, contributing 12 between them in all competitions, and with the latter potentially facing a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury Sarri’s greatest need appears to be among his striking corps.
Sarri has regularly used Eden Hazard as a false 9, and indicated he would continue to do so and instead press for another wide player to be added to a squad struggling with injuries.
“I have the option with Hazard in this [central] position,” said Sarri. “We have Morata and Hazard who can play very well in this position as we have seen in the last two or three matches.
“At the moment I don’t need another striker. Maybe another winger.
“Now we are in trouble with the injuries of Pedro, [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek, so I have the option for striker but have no option for wingers.”