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Chelsea: Pete O’Rourke thinks club could move for Trossard

Chelsea could make a move for wantaway Brighton attacker Leandro Trossard, Pete O’Rourke has claimed.

What’s the word?

The Belgian attacker has been exiled from Brighton’s squad after a fallout with manager Roberto De Zerbi, and looks set to leave the club in the near future.

Of course, Trossard previously played under Graham Potter during the Chelsea manager’s spell on the south coast, and his former coach could bring him to Stamford Bridge as he seeks to overhaul his squad in west London.

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Chelsea now look set to sign Mykhailo Mudryk, but if a deal for Trossard can be reached, he could provide proven depth if some of Chelsea’s underperforming attackers depart the club.

Speaking to Football FanCast before the Mudryk deal reached a breakthrough, O’Rourke highlighted the advantage of Potter having a familiar face within his side.

He said: “I’m sure Chelsea are keeping tabs on Leandro Trossard’s situation at Brighton.

“Spurs have made a verbal offer which has been rejected for the Belgian.

“Obviously it’s a player that Graham Potter knows all about, as do the rest of the staff at Chelsea who previously worked with him at Brighton, and the way things are going for Graham Potter right now, he’s probably thinking he needs players that he knows and he can trust, and Trossard would definitely fit the bill.”

A reliable option

Whether a move for the Brighton rebel is even on the cards following the Mudryk developments is unknown, but given they have been linked with other players this window, there’s no reason to suspect Chelsea’s spending is over just yet.

Trossard would arrive as an in-form, Premier League-proven attacker in his prime years, and even if he is not a guaranteed starter with Mudryk potentially joining Joao Felix as January arrivals, he could provide invaluable cover.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kai Havertz have both been disappointing this season, and Trossard could yet replace both, with Potter able to call upon his former player as a solid option as he aims to get Chelsea back on form.

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