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Besiktas keen on two Chelsea strikers

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Turkish giants Besiktas are looking to sign two Chelsea strikers - Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o.

According to talkSPORT, Besiktas have placed the Chelsea pair at the top of the striker shortlist this summer, with both Stamford Bridge forwards potentially available at the end of the season.

Eto'o is out of contract this summer, and although the Cameroonian international is Chelsea's top goalscorer with 12 goals so far, he could be allowed to move on.

Jose Mourinho has publicly criticised his strikers this season, with Eto'o, Ba and Fernando Torres all struggling to find the net on a consistent basis.

The report claims Besiktas are willing to offer Eto'o a two-year contract, something Chelsea would be unwilling to match.

The Blues do not often offer more than one-year contracts to players over the age of 30, and at 33, Eto'o is not the long-term answer for Chelsea up front.

Likewise Ba could be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after failing to crack the Chelsea starting lineup since his move from Newcastle in the 2013 January transfer window.

Mourinho has been linked with a big-money move for a striker at the end of the season, with Diego Costa often mentioned as the top target.

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