Chelsea are allegedly considering a January deal for Bretford’s banned attacker Ivan Toney.

Mauricio Pochettino’s players have failed to score goals after spending over £450 million in the summer. The new-look Blues have only won one of their four Premier League games, scoring five goals.

In the recently finished transfer window, the Blues added 11 new players, including strikers Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku, and Deivid Washington. However, none of them have Premier League experience, and Nkunku is projected to miss the rest of the season due to injury.

Jackson had an incredible miss from four yards out with the goal open in the weekend’s 1-0 home loss to Nottingham Forest. Pochettino is expected to stick with Jackson, with Washington, 18, unlikely to be pushed into the deep end anytime soon. Armando Broja is still recovering from an ACL injury and has yet to reach full fitness.

The lack of a proven striker is palpable, which is where Toney may come in. He has Premier League experience, scoring 32 goals in 60 appearances over three seasons. However, the 28-year-old is presently suspended for violating 232 FA betting regulations. He’s in the fifth month of an eight-month ban from competitive football.

Chelsea are considering signing the £80 million-rated player in January, according to the Evening Standard (via the Chelsea Chronicle). Toney is due to return to training at Brentford later this month, although a competitive comeback is still four months away.

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