Chelsea are reportedly eyeing a move for attacker Fedor Chalov from Russian top-flight club CSKA Moscow.

According to the Express, the Blues are planning a £20million move in the January transfer window for the centre-forward.

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It is understood that manager Frank Lampard is prioritising signing another striker this month to improve the options in his squad.

It is understood that swoops for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Lyon’s Moussa Dembele are unlikely to take place in January, which has caused Chelsea to look elsewhere for targets.

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Chelsea are believed to have a good relationship with CSKA and will now try wrap up a deal for him.

Chalov has been a regular this season for CSKA, making 27 appearances across all competitions and featuring in all six Europa League group stage fixtures.

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The Russian forward has six goals and five assists under his belt so far.


He really made a name for himself during the last campaign by scoring 17 goals across all competitions and is an exciting young talent with plenty of pace.

Chelsea currently have English talent Tammy Abraham as the main striker option, with Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi as his understudy and Olivier Giroud frozen out.

Chalov would find it a big step if he did move to the Premier League, but Chelsea clearly rate him with a £20million offer considered.

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