According to reports in the Daily Mail, Chelsea are considering making a move for Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke having missed out on Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, but they could face competition from Everton for the 26-year-old’s signature.
Blues boss Antonio Conte will need to step up his search for a new centre-forward in the next few weeks and he could make a surprise move for the Belgium international, who scored 15 goals in 36 Premier League appearances for the Eagles last season as they narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour linking them to the Belgian via social media, and they were divided with their opinions.
While some said that they “would love to see” him at the club, others went as far as saying that they would stop supporting them if the move went through.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
So apparently Benteke is linked to us now. Bloody hell. #cfc
— Omar (@omarxtarek) July 11, 2017
@BlueDevotion 'll stop supporting CFC if we even imagine him at the SB gates I swear.
— fashami gbenga (@baronofibelin) July 11, 2017
I said Morata but I think Benteke would fit the " Chelsea style" of play better and atleast he won't need time to settle in a new country https://t.co/6F91VYXi34
— MusaNHLAPO (@MusaNhlapo02) July 11, 2017
I would love to see Benteke at Chelsea!
— Mr Grey 👅 (@Beemzy) July 11, 2017
@SlimSiya_ wait here's another suitable option I rate this guy highly efficient in the box has some of Costa's qualities to his game too
— __mido (@nkosmido) July 11, 2017
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