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Chelsea fans want attacking reinforcements

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Chelsea fans want manager Andre Villas-Boas to strengthen in attack during the January transfer window, according to a poll conducted by GiveMeFootball.

Over 12,000 Blues fans responded to a survey on facebook, with 45% of respondents suggesting the former Porto boss look to add a striker to the club's ranks in the next three weeks.

Edinson Cavani, Hulk and Alexandre Pato have all been linked with moves to Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, and with the financial backing of Roman Abramovich during the 31 day period, AVB will have to decide if he agrees with the club's supporters and move for a player in the position.

34% of fans urged Villas-Boas to strengthen in midfield when asked which position they felt needed improving in the first month of 2012, a surprising result given the club's links with striker and defenders, along with Michael Essien's impending return.

Kaka, Milos Krasic and Eden Hazard have all appeared on the west London radar, according to reports in the British press, although each player comes with their own substantial transfer fee.

Third in the list of positions to strengthen was defence, with 17% picking the position as the area most in-need of some additional strength-in-depth.

The fans may get their wish here, with Gary Cahill thought to be very close to agreeing personal terms over a £7 million move, whilst Alvaro Pereira is a long-term target and Brighton starlet Lewis Dunk a surprise link.

Finally, only 2% of voters felt the goalkeeper position was an area which needed strengthening, with Petr Cech and youngster Thibaut Courtois (on loan at Atletico Madrid) seen as sufficient cover.

That hasn't stopped PSG stopper Salvatore Sirigu being mentioned as a possible addition.

The remaining 2% of voters were more than happy with the current squad, voting for no additions in the remaining 21 days of the window at Chelsea.

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