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Chelsea Linked With Moves to Sign £45m Strike Pair as Blues Plan January Spree

Stamford Bridge side keen on bringing in reinforcements.

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Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo looks set to once again get the financial backing of Russian owner Roman Abramovich as he sets about further improving his Premier League table topping squad. The Italian seems very keen on bringing in attacking additions and to that end is linked with interest in two player who may well be ideal for the job.

The Daily Star believe that the West London side could move for Marseille forward Loic Remy as a more cost effective option to long term Colombian target Radamel Falcao.

The 25 year old former Nice forward had two strong seasons at the Stade Velodrome, netting 37 goals in 83 appearances but has struggled to retain a spot in the first team under new boss Elie Baup, forced out due to a strong run of form from Andre-Pierre Gignac.

The Daily Star believe that it would cost Chelsea £25m to persuade the Ligue 1 side to sell, which seems a bit steep given he is no longer a first team regular.

Chelsea are also being linked with Brazilian forward Leandro Damiao.

The free-scoring Internacional forward has been quoted as saying he would love to reunite with his former team-mate Oscar at Stamford Bridge and this has fueled speculation that the 23 year old could be on the Chelsea radar.

Leandro has scored 74 goals in 124 appearances for his Porto Alegre based side and is certainly ready for a move to Europe. The powerful striker impressed during the Olympics, where he finished as the top scorer in the competition and picked up a silver medal.

Tottenham were linked with a prolonged chase to sign Leandro and were advised to make a bid in the region of £20m for his services so Chelsea would presumably have to make a bid of a similar nature to have a chance of signing the forward.

Di Matteo currently over-relies on Fernando Torres and though the Spaniard has started the season relatively well the Chelsea boss could certainly do with effective alternatives up front.


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