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Chelsea eyeing late move for £17m striker, just over a year since Liverpool wanted him.



Chelsea considers a late approach for the £17 million striker, which Liverpool has desired for nearly a year.Chelsea are considering a late move to acquire Jhon Duran, a striker for Aston Villa, approximately one year after Liverpool expressed interest in signing him.

Without a doubt, the Blues would adore to acquire an additional striker before the transfer window closes this week.Nicholas Jackson appears to be lacking the necessary readiness to spearhead the Chelsea attack, while Christopher Nkunku has regrettably encountered injury complications throughout the current campaign.


The arrival of a major acquisition such as Victor Osimhen this month is not what Chelsea fans had hoped for, and the club may now be preoccupied with an unexpected target.


Former Liverpool target Jhon Duran is desired by Chelsea.

According to information obtained by HITC Football, Chelsea have shifted their focus to Aston Villa forward Jhon Duran.According to credible sources, Chelsea have discussed the possibility of acquiring Duran in exchange for forward Armando Broja’s transfer to Villa.


That would be an unexpected transfer and hardly a transaction to mislead Chelsea supporters into thinking their new striker is en route to Stamford Bridge.


Despite his considerable potential at the age of 20, Duran has yet to even start a Premier League match this season, making all 14 of his appearances from the bench.


The Colombian joined Villa in the final transfer window of January, costing up to $22 million (£17 million) from Chicago Fire.Villa rushed to sign Duran shortly after it appeared that he would be joining Liverpool in England.


October 2022 reports from Colombia indicated that Liverpool was closely observing Duran in preparation for a possible transfer.


Liverpool sought to acquire Duran in addition to compatriot Luis Diaz, ostensibly recognising his immense potential after observing his MLS performances.


However, Liverpool were unsuccessful as Villa acquired Duran in order to provide cover and competition for star striker Ollie Watkins.


Although indications of Duran’s ability have been observed, even Villa and Liverpool will likely be taken aback by Chelsea’s interest.


This transaction is far too similar to the acquisition of Jackson, a youthful, talented forward who may be unfit to start at the forefront for Chelsea at this time.


Chelsea may recognize the same potential in him that Liverpool did, but it would be a significant step up from the Villa bench to ask him to lead the line at Stamford Bridge.It is improbable that Liverpool will re-enter the competition for Duran at this time, and the Reds will observe Duran’s imminent transfer to West London with great interest.