There seems to be something missing in the Chelsea starting line-up at present.

With the departure of legendary striker Didier Drogba last summer and the inconsistency of Fernando Torres, Chelsea have lacked a clinical goalscorer this season. Demba Ba was brought in from Newcastle United in January but has failed to live up to expectations with only a handful of goals.

With an abundance of attacking talent that is the envy of most managers, an efficient goal machine is the missing piece of the jigsaw. Eden Hazard, Juan Mata and Oscar have put on sensational displays of attacking football throughout the campaign and the addition of a consistent world-class finisher is the final addition to the team that will make Chelsea a title-challenging team once more.

Any of the following five players would be a sensational signing for the Blues and could lead the team to future glory.

5. Leandro Damiao | Internacional

Leandro Damiao is a typical skilful Brazilian striker. His signature would mean that he would be joining fellow countrymen David Luiz, Lucas Piazon, Oscar and Ramires. Damiao has previously stated that he would love to link up with his former team-mate Oscar at the bridge.

With a price tag of around £25m on his head, he would be one of the cheaper targets on the market and would be a good investment for Chelsea.

Chances of signing: 2/5

4. Hulk | Zenit St. Petersburg

The second Brazilian on this list, Hulk would be an incredible signing for Chelsea. Hulk only signed for Zenit at the beginning of the season but so far he has struggled to find the form that made him worthy of his high price tag. National team-mates Oscar, David Luiz and Ramires are already at Chelsea may be another feather in the club’s cap.

Hulk would fit in will at Chelsea with his strength's been his powerful shots, his strength as his ability to out run defenders. With a price tag of around £33 million , Hulk would give Chelsea an extra strength that they are dearly missing.

Chances of signing: 3/5

3. Edinson Cavani | Napoli

Edinson Cavani is a clinical striker. For the past two-and-a-half seasons, Cavani's exploits on the pitch have transformed the fortunates of Napoli and turned them into a side capable of competing with the best in Europe.

With a key eye for goal, the tall Uruguayan has all the necessary qualities to be a success in the Premier League. And with a £48m release cause in his contract, Cavani would be an expensive addition, but an excellent addition all the same.

Chances of signing: 3/5

2. Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund

Reports in Germany say that Dortmund are ready to accept a player-plus-cash deal for Robert Lewandowski from Chelsea.

Lewandowski has been in excellent form this season, scoring 35 goals in all competitions. With the expected imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge, who is a keen admirer of Lewandowski, this deal is not far from being done.

Lewandowski has taken the Champions League by storm, with a number of crucial goals, especially the four he scored against Real Madrid.

With a fee of £25m and a swap deal involving Kevin De Bruyne, this deal is indeed, a possibility.

Chances of signing: 4/5

1. Radamel Falcao | Atletico Madrid

Falcao is widely regarded as one of the top three forwards in the world, falling short of footballing titans Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Falcao has netted goals for Porto and Atletico Madrid on a regular basis since arriving in Europe in 2009.

Roman Abramovich became a keen admirer of the Colombian since he destroyed Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup at the end of the summer, scoring four goals in the process.

With a release cause of £44m, Falcao is the most expensive striker on this list but with undoubted quality and an excellent goals ratio he would become a hit at Stamford Bridge.

Chances of signing: 4/5

 

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