Stamford Bridge side look to add to their Spanish contingent.
Chelsea set to launch £15m swoop to add hitman Negredo to Spanish contingent
Chelsea have lined up a January swoop for Alvaro Negredo to boost their strikeforce.
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David Villa wants to quit Barcelona next month – and is targeting a move to Chelsea.
Spain striker Villa has had enough of bench duty at the Nou Camp, having made just five La Liga starts for Barca since his August return from a broken leg.
And while Italian champions Juventus are also keen on landing the 31-year-old, sources close to Villa have reported he wants to come to the Premier League – with Chelsea top of his list.
Barca would want around £12million for Villa, who has 18 months left on the contract he signed when arriving at the Nou Camp from Valencia in 2010.
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Chelsea currently rely far too heavily on Fernando Torres for end product and if, as expected, Daniel Sturridge leaves the West London club in January then Rafa Benitez will be even lighter on attacking options to spearhead the club’s strike-force, therefore moves to remedy the issue next month seem likely.
The Blues have a fair few Spaniards in their squad including the aforementioned Torres, Cesar Azpilicueta, Juan Mata and Oriol Romeu and with Rafa Benitez at the helm there is perhaps a decent chance of numbers of players from Spain would increase.
Of the pair one would imagine a move to bring in Sevilla forward Alvaro Negredo would be more likely given that a host of club’s are currently tracking Barcelona forward David Villa.
27 year old Sevilla man Negredo is in good form having netted 11 goals in 12 matches thus far this season and has managed six goals in 12 appearances with the Spanish national team. With his side languishing at the wrong end of La Liga such a move would be even more tempting for the Real Madrid B striker.
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