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Chelsea have their hearts set on FANTASTIC 18-year-old striker: Could he be the new Drogba?

The lack of depth when it comes to the position of striker has Chelsea on the look-out for new recruits. Could this Italian ace be the answer to Big Phil’s biggest headache?

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Chelsea are planning to make a audacious bid for Inter Milan teenager Mario Balotelli under the nose of former manager Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss rates the 18-year-old highly but the striker is in a contract dispute with the Italian giants meaning a move to Mourinho’s old stomping ground is not out of the question.

Chelsea missed out on signing Brazlian star Robinho on deadline day and with Didier Drogba out injured, manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is short of options at Stamford Bridge upfront. (Daily Mail)

Balotelli is a class striker with a killer instinct for the goal. So far he has impressed at every level, including coming on during the Italian Supercup Final to score a decisive goal late in the match. His physical nature would make him a perfect fit for the Premier League’s style of play. The only knock on him could be his lack of experience at the first-team level.

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