Chelsea looking to sign two striker in January transfer window

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Chelsea will look to sign two strikers in the January transfer window, and are considering offloading Diegoa Costa, according to the Mirror.

The Blues have endured a torrid start to the Premier League season and have lost seven of their 12 league games to date - leaving them down in 16th place, 15 points adrift of league leaders Manchester City.

Manager Jose Mourinho's job appears to be safe for now and according to the Mirror, the plan is to bolster his front line to fire Chelsea up the league.

The paper add that the Blues considered selling Costa over the summer but opted against it after being persuaded by Mourinho who was not convinced he could find a top-level replacement, and now his form and temperament has counted against him this term, meaning he could be on the move.

The Brazilian was banned earlier this season following an altercation with Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista, and he's managed just two Premier League goals in 10 games.

With Radamel Falcao also failing to recapture his best form and Chelsea managing just 16 goals in the league this season, there could be two new arrivals in January, with Costa exiting in the summer.

Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain has been touted as a potential option, while Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann could add more goals from out wide.

The biggest obstacle standing in the way of a deal for for Frenchman is the fact he penned a new contract earlier this year and has a £50 million release clause. Other strikers on the Chelsea radar include Alexandre Lacazette, of Olympique Lyonnais, and Lokomotiv Moscow’s Baye Oumar Niasse.

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