Chelsea are keen to add to their attacking options this month and could renew their interest in West Ham forward Andy Carroll.
Michy Batshuayi has been an outcast since Conte’s arrival in England with the Belgian failing to gain the trust of the Chelsea boss, and now the Blues could turn to Andy Carroll as a short-term fix, as the Guardian report.
A deal to bring Carroll to Stamford Bridge this month would be on a short-term loan deal until the end of the season.
Batshuayi has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks of a loan move to Spanish side Sevilla, and if the Blues are able to get in a replacement, they are willing to let the Belgian go in order to boost his World Cup chances.
The Premier League champions have failed to score in their last three games, and haven’t won yet in 2018, and despite the arrival of Ross Barkley, Antonio Conte is still looking for additions as he continues to bemoan that his players are ‘tired’.
However, David Moyes confirmed he didn’t want to see any of his forwards depart in January and with that in mind, Carroll to Chelsea in highly unlikely.
Alvaro Morata hasn’t been on form in recent weeks, and a move for Carroll could Chelsea another option. But if he can’t cut it with the Hammers, what is to say he will at Stamford Bridge.
Least it will only be a loan deal if anything goes wrong….