Reports have claimed that Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins could become an option for Chelsea in the upcoming transfer window.

According to GiveMeSport, the Englishman could be on the move if he doesn’t extend his £75k-a-week contract at Villa Park in the coming months.

Chelsea’s goalscoring woes were on full show yesterday as they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Bournemouth in the Premier League.

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Nicolas Jackson started up front for the fifth consecutive league game, where he was looking to add to his sole goal this season.

Unfortunately for the Senegal international, he endured his most difficult 90 minutes in a Chelsea shirt as he struggled to even threaten the goal.

The moment he will in fact be remembered most for from this game was ballooning an effort high and wide into the crowd, albeit from a tough angle.

Chelsea could sign Watkins

Instead, the best chances yesterday fell to the likes of Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer, who were all unable to beat Neto in between the sticks.

The game left supporters crying out again for a natural goalscorer to join their ranks, and they don’t have to look outside of their domestic league to find a number of options.

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One of those is Ivan Toney, who is yet to feature this season due to a ban he is currently serving.

However, another name that has come up in reports is Watkins, who is actually yet to find the net yet this season for Villa.

The Blues are preparing to play the Conference League side on Sunday, where they will get an up close look at the attacker at Stamford Bridge to see exactly what he is all about.

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