Chelsea to Make £8m Bid for ‘Next Didier Drogba’

Stamford Bridge side keen on in-form Ivory Coast forward.

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Chelsea are leading the chase to sign Vitesse Arnhem star Wilfried Bony.

Striker Bony, 23, has been earning rave reviews in Holland and has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs.

The Ivory Coast international scored 20 goals in just 36 games and was strongly linked with a move to Newcastle during the summer.

Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is looking to strengthen his forward line in January as he only has Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge to choose from.

Reports in Dutch newspaper Telegraaf claim Chelsea are set to make an £8m offer when the transfer window re-opens in January.


Udinese and Napoli are also said to be eyeing up in form striker Bony, who has been dubbed the ‘Next Didier Drogba’ seemingly only due to their shared nationality rather than any similarities in their styles of play.

Chelsea could certainly do with alternative attacking options though goals thus far this season have not been hard to come by for the West London side. Roberto Di Matteo has steadfastly stuck with Fernando Torres this term and the Spaniard has been relatively consistent and this has led to Daniel Sturridge being stuck on the bench wondering what the future holds.

Clearly if the Blues do look to buy another forward then the England man will have even more reason to consider his options and Wilfried Bony is the latest in a long line of potential striker targets.

The 23 year old has been in top form this season, scoring 12 Eredivisie goals to help his Vitesse Arnhem side to a solid start to their domestic campaign.

Bony would clearly be a cheaper option than the likes of Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao and one has to wonder if the former Sparta Prague man can convert success in the relatively average Dutch league to meaningful success in the English top tier.

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