Chelsea could step up their interest in Youssoufa Moukoko following Armando Broja's injury, according to reports.
Broja had to be stretchered off during the Blues' friendly with Aston Villa yesterday (December 11). The striker suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury, screaming in pain after colliding awkwardly with opposition defender Ezri Konsa.
His absence will leave Graham Potter light on options up top, but Moukoko could be the solution. The Athletic claim Chelsea are exploring the possibility of bringing him to Stamford Bridge, with a deal potentially on the cards for the winter window.
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The Borussia Dortmund youngster, 18, is out of contract at the end of the season. That has a number of clubs from around Europe taking an interest, while Dortmund are trying to tie him down to a new deal.
He's scored six goals in 14 Bundesliga appearances so far this season, forcing his way into Germany's World Cup squad and becoming their youngest ever player in their opening game 2-1 defeat to Japan.
Chelsea are believed to be "doing the groundwork" ahead of next summer, but may find a way to bring him to the Premier League next month.
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However, the Evening Standard add talks are not advanced and competition is stiff. They suggest Blues chiefs may now push on in the aftermath of Broja's injury.
Boss Potter is waiting to hear about the extent of the issue, but it's feared he tore his ACL, which would rule him out for the remainder of the season.
Speaking post-match, the Englishman said: "It does not look positive at the moment but it is too early to say. Fingers crossed but it is an awkward one."
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