Chelsea send scouts to watch Arsenal target

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Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Danish starlet Andreas Cornelius and sent scouts to watch him on Tuesday night.

According to the Daily Star, Blues representatives were in the stands as Denmark took on Bulgaria for a World Cup qualifier in Copenhagen.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in the 20-year-old and the report claims he also sent out scouts to the game, which finished 1-1.

A reported interest in Cornelius from Arsenal could be down to a lack of consistency up front at Emirates Stadium.

The FC Copenhagen striker’s 16 goals in 23 league games this season would suggest he is capable of finding the net regularly.

Chelsea are also having centre-forward troubles as Fernando Torres continues to misfire in attack, while January transfer window addition Demba Ba has failed to maintain the prolific form he showed for Newcastle United earlier in the season.

Cornelius is being touted as the successor to Nicklas Bendtner in the Denmark attack and the Gunners interest could see him oust his compatriot at Emirates Stadium.

Should they sign the promising forward, Arsenal fans would hope his impact is greater than that of Bendtner’s.

The 25-year-old has failed to live up to the grand reputation he has given himself in recent years, with loan spells at Sunderland and Juventus failing to inspire consistently good performances.

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