Chelsea desperate to sign £25m La Liga goal-machine in January

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Jose Mourinho is understood to be desperate to sign Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann in the January transfer window as he seeks to revive Chelsea‘s fortunes.

The Blues’ miseries continued on Saturday when they were stunned by minnows Bournemouth, falling to a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Remarkably, the was the Pensioners’ eighth defeat of the season, and leaves last year’s reigning champions in 14th place in the Premier League table, having only managed 15 points from their opening 15 matches.

While Mourinho has insisted that Chelsea won’t be relegated [Sky Sports via Goal], they have now fallen 17 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City and are desperately in need of a January lift.

According to the Mirror, Mourinho is keen to overhaul his attack, and seems to see Diego Costa—who was introduced as a substitute against Bournemouth—as a weak link to be replaced.

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The tabloid report that Chelsea have made Atletico goal-machine Griezmann a potential solution, with Mourinho ‘desperate’ to sign the forward, although the Mirror report that Diego Simeone wants at least £25 million for the French international.

Griezmann has scored four goals in five Champions League outings this season, as well as seven in 14 in the Liga BBVA. Last season, he managed 22 in 37 in the Spanish top flight—third behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi—and surely possesses the myriad qualities to transform Chelsea’s fortunes.

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