Chelsea eyeing £6m swoop for Barcelona target

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Chelsea could be set to boost their striking options, with reports suggesting that they are planning a move for Italian frontman and Barcelona target Graziano Pelle.

The Blues are perched comfortably in second place in the Premier League table after a solid start to the new campaign under returning manager Jose Mourinho, but have endured ongoing problems with their current crop of strikers.

While new-signing Samuel Eto'o did manage to net his first Blues goal against Cardiff last month, he has largely struggled to adapt to the pace of the Premier League and Senegalese international Demba Ba does not appear to be viable long-term option for the Premier League title hopefuls.

Fernando Torres has shown encouraging signs of an imminent renaissance under the popular Mourinho of late, but Chelsea fans know all too well the risks of putting to much faith in the Spaniard.

According to The Metro, the Blues are plotting a bid of for Feyenoord striker Pelle when the transfer window re-opens for business in January.

The 28-year-old former AZ Alkmaar star has been in truly formidable form in the Eredivisie, with a quite stunning record of 10 goals in eight encounters.

Such form has seen him linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona, but those aforementioned reports suggest that Mourinho is targeting a £6 million bid for the powerful forward.

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