Chelsea to battle Arsenal for Odion Ighalo

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Chelsea could make a move for Watford striker Odion Ighalo, according to the Mirror.

The report claims that the west London outfit are monitoring the red hot Premier League striker as they attempt to change the dynamic of their strike force. 

Chelsea, of course, have endured a torrid season and their forwards have failed to prove their credentials. 


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Diego Costa was magnificent for the club last term, but he has flattered to deceive recently - he has scored just seven goals in 18 league games - so it's not entirely surprising that rumours regarding his long-term future at Stamford Bridge have surfaced. 

Throughout Costa's tricky period, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao haven't been able to establish themselves as key players for the club. Ultimately, then, it appears that the club are on the lookout for striker reinforcements. 

Ighalo battle 

But it won't be easy for them to sign Ighalo. Chelsea may well have to battle Premier League rivals Arsenal for the striker's signature. In fact, as well as mentioning Arsenal's interest, the same report from the Mirror also claims that Atletico Madrid and AS Roma are tracking the player. 

With 13 league goals to his name, only Romelu Lukaku and Jamie Vardy boast a better Premier League record than the Watford ace this season. Still only 26, the Nigeria international has time on his side, so a move to one of the big boys could yet happen in the near future. 

For now, though, he should stay on at Vicarage Road in pursuit of claiming this season's Golden Boot. 

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