Stoke City striker Peter Crouch could be closing in on a surprise move to Chelsea, according to our traders.
Crouch is just 4/1 to move to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
The Blues’ first-choice striker Alvaro Morata has looked in need of a break recently. But as Antonio Conte doesn’t seem to rate Michy Batshuayi, he’s had to continue playing up front.
Chelsea seem to be after a target man and they don’t come much bigger than Crouch.
The 6’7” striker could swap struggling Stoke for the Champions League if this move does go through.
Andy Carroll’s chances of joining Chelsea may be over after he suffered an injury this week. The West Ham United man has drifted out to 5/2 (was 2/5).
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “If heads were scratched when Carroll was linked with a move to Chelsea, then we’re guessing eyebrows will be raised tonight as Crouchy now looks to be one of the most likely names to sign for the Blues before the transfer window slams shut.”
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