'Wouldn't surprise me': Journalist suggests Chelsea could try to sign World Cup star who scored vs England

Chelsea could reportedly end up looking to target Porto striker Mehdi Taremi, who has impressed for Iran at the World Cup.

Taremi, 30, is a talented centre-forward with great pace and power.

The Iran international scored two goals against England during the group stages of this year’s World Cup, albeit it came in a 6-2 defeat. Eventually, his country failed to qualify for the knockout rounds of the tournament and have bowed out of the competition.

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Chelsea could target Mehdi Taremi

Journalist Dean Jones has suggested that Porto’s frontman is a player that may attract plenty of interest in the upcoming transfer window.

In fact, he suggests Chelsea are a potential buyer that could shortlist him as a transfer target.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if we see the likes of Chelsea being linked with him soon too. So yeah, definitely a January when Taremi is going to be raising eyebrows,” Jones told GIVEMESPORT.

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Taremi is certainly an impressive striker, scoring 13 goals in 19 Porto appearances so far this season across all competitions. It’s quite eye-catching that five of his goals were scored in the Champions League group phase, too.

It definitely looks like he’s someone that could score a hatful in the Premier League if he tried out English football for the first time in his career.

However, Chelsea boss Graham Potter is currently trying to work out a solution with the current forwards in the squad at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues do have the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Armando Broja and Kai Havertz all capable of leading the line in the No.9 position.

In particular, it’s going to be interesting to see if Broja can get more game time in the second half of the season. It’s been claimed Chelsea don’t plan to let the 21-year-old striker leave and many supporters are hopeful he can be the long-term answer in attack.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.