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The striker position at Chelsea is a problem for Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea have considered bids for Higuain, Fekir, Wilson and Vardy in January

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It's no secret that Chelsea have problems up front.

It was hoped that Alvaro Morata would be the man that fills the role for years to come but, after a promising start, he has failed to meet expectations at the club.

The Spanish striker has scored just seven times in 21 appearances so far this season as he has failed to land a permanent role in the side.

Other than Morata, Chelsea only have Olivier Giroud, who has also flattered to deceive in a blue shirt.

Maurizio Sarri has been using Eden Hazard as a false nine in order to deal with their striking problems but, he's not a permanent solution.

The Belgian forward even admitted recently that he is most comfortable playing as a winger.

"My position is winger. I feel better as a winger, but I have played well as a striker against Watford and Brighton," he said, per the Telegraph.

"I did well as a striker, so the manager chooses where to put me on the pitch and then I try to do my best.”

So, with the January transfer window coming up, will Chelsea try and strengthen their attacking options?

According to Matt Law of the Telegraph, it is likely that they will delve into the market.

Maurizio Sarri seems keen to bolster his attack this January

And Law claims they have considered four names as targets.

The first is Gonzalo Higuain, who Sarri managed at Napoli.

The Argentine striker has been a goal machine during his career but, at 31 years old, some may argue he is past his best.

As well as Higuain, Chelsea have also considered moves for Nabil Fekir, Callum Wilson and Jamie Vardy.

Like Higuain, Vardy has scored goals at a consistent basis in the Premier League, but he turns 32 next month.

Wilson still has his best years ahead of him, but he has only emerged as a top striker this year.

Maurizio Sarri and Gonzalo Higuain were together at Napoli

And Fekir would be used more as a false nine would Chelsea be able to get their hands on him.

The most likely signing would perhaps be Higuain, with Sarri speaking positively about him earlier this week.

When asked about him earlier this month, he said, per Goal: "I like him very much, he is a wonderful player and man. But I don’t want to talk about Higuain.

"I have two and a half strikers at the moment, Higuain plays for Milan."

Which player out of the four would you like Chelsea to sign? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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Callum Wilson
Nabil Fekir
Maurizio Sarri
Alvaro Morata
Gonzalo Higuain
Olivier Giroud
Eden Hazard
Chelsea

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