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Chelsea know the Premier League striker they want instead of Andy Carroll

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Alvaro Morata is in desperate need of help at Chelsea.

The Spanish striker started like a train at the club, scoring seven times in his first seven competitive games for the club, including a stunning hat-trick away at Stoke City.

However, he has now only found the back of the net twice in his last 11 fixtures, with his red card in Wednesday night's FA Cup tie against Norwich his lowest point yet.

Michy Batshuayi - despite scoring the only goal against the Canaries - has provided little support for the misfiring Spaniard, while Eden Hazard is also on a bit of a barren run.

Antonio Conte's primary objective for the January transfer window was to bring in some reinforcements, however, the names being linked with the Blues were underwhelming to say the least.

Andy Carroll was the big target, despite the fact the injury-prone West Ham man has scored just twice this season.

Luckily for fans, the former Newcastle man has been ruled out for a month with injury, scuppering any potential deal.

BUT, THE NEW TARGET ISN'T MUCH BETTER

Nevertheless, the Premier League striker Conte has now turned his attention to is not exactly much of an upgrade; Tottenham's Fernando Llorente.

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That's according to the Independent, with Chelsea registering their interest in the 32-year-old back in the summer.

Llorente hasn't exactly hit it off in north London, scoring just two goals all season in 22 appearances - only six of those have been from the start.

Conte's plan is clearly for the Spaniard to take the heat off of Morata and allow the former Real Madrid man to fully adapt to the physicality of the Premier League.

Apparently, the Italian boss is also aware that the two could operate as a partnership, which could be exactly what Chelsea need right now.

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They've scored just three times in 2018, big changes are needed.

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