Is Carlo Ancelotti really plotting to bring St James’ Park striker to Stamford Bridge?
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CHELSEA are lining up Newcastle striker Andy Carroll as the £15million replacement for Didier Drogba.
Manager Carlo Ancelotti could even make his move in the January transfer market – aware that some of Chelsea’s Premier League title rivals are watching the 21-year-old, who may win a place in England’s squad for the forthcoming friendly against France.
Carroll has impressed Ancelotti with his physical attributes and improved footballing skills. Once raw and rangy, he has been transformedby Newcastle into a dangerous striker. (Daily Express)
Really not sure how reliable this source is and whether such a deal will take place but it is probably true that Chelsea are looking for bright young strikers to take over from their ageing first choice pair of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, whether that would involve a move for the Newcastle United man is another matter.
The 21 year old has had a good season thus far but Chris Hughton is sure to fight off interest in the St James’ Park striker as he appears to be a player with a great deal of potential and if the Toon Army want to cement their place in the top tier and to push on back towards the top six they will have to make sure they do not lose any of their home-grown talent.