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Jose Mourinho wants "killer" striker at Chelsea

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign a striker in the summer who has a "killer instinct" in front of goal, according to reports.

The Special One has lamented his striking options throughout the season which seems to have cost the club the chance of winning silverware this season.

The west London side have had Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and summer signing Samuel Eto'o as recognised strikers this season with Romelu Lukaku being sent out on loan to Everton at the end of the transfer window last summer.

Lukaku has scored more goals this season than all the other three Chelsea strikers combined. After Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Norwich on Sunday Mourinho admitted that the club have struggled against the clubs at the wrong end of the table.

"Against the teams that are more defensive, more aggressive, more worried about trying to keep a clean sheet than really to play, we keep saying the same," Mourinho told Chelsea TV.

"We have good players, but we don't have the kind of striker able to, in a short space, to make an action, to score a goal, to open the gate.

"In these kind of matches you just need to open the gate. When you open the gate, the gate is open and you go on to win much more. We weren't able to do that.

"We have to try to win as a team, to improve as a team, but also add the attacking player with that killer instinct and the number of goals that push teams to different levels.

"It's something our club is going to try (to do), respecting obviously that we have good strikers."

Chelsea may have struggled with the clubs at the bottom of the table but have beaten their rivals, with victories over Liverpool and Manchester City both home and away. The club have been linked with Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa who helped knock them out of the Champions League after scoring from the penalty spot at Stamford Bridge. 

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