Chelsea fans react as club linked with January move for Christian Benteke

According to a report in the Telegraph, Chelsea are set for a major January spending spree and Christian Benteke is one of the names on their most wanted list.

A major issue for Chelsea during their campaign so far has been a lack of squad depth. Despite having 33 players out on-loan, the Blues have failed to muster a squad deep enough and have suffered as a result.

Antonio Conte’s side is especially lacking in strikers, with just Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi the only viable options up front.

The Italian manager seems keen to add another target man to his team, as a back-up for Alvaro Morata, who is in danger of becoming overused and consequentially, at risk of injury.

Benteke, who is currently struggling to find form at Crystal Palace, is valued at £25.2million by Transfermarkt and would be an affordable option for the Blues.

However, some Chelsea fans were clearly shocked at the rumours linking their club with Benteke and were quick to take to Twitter to express their displeasure…

 


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