Chelsea have yet again indicated their interest in Ivorian and CSKA Moscow’s forward Seydou Doumbia according to reports. The Blues have made an attempt to sign the powerful striker in the summer but the deal fell through with Mourinho turning attention to Loic Remy whom the club secure on transfer deadline day from Queens Park Rangers.
The West London outfit will however be back for the player in January in what could be a cut-price deal for the highly rated striker. The former Young Boys of Switzerland player signed for CSKA Moscow in January 2010 though the terms of the contract meant he would see off the remainder of the season at Young Boys and join up with CSKA in the summer.
The 26-year-old have been in impressive goal scoring form for the Russian side scoring a total of 83 goals in 124 appearances for the clubs since his move. His good form has continued this season where he has 10 goals in less than fifteen appearances for the club so far in all competitions.
He scored three goals against Manchester City in their double header Champions league clash earlier this season with two of those goals coming in the 2-1 at the Etihad stadium.
Chelsea will look to beat off competition from the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle who are also said to be interested in the player. A cut-price fee of around 15 million has been muted due to the player’s persistent injuries.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen to add the pacey forward to his attacking ranks to help ease the burden on Diego Costa and Loic Remy who have been an injury concerns in recent times.
Doumbia will be willing to play in a system where there will be rotation with him not being 100 percent fit. This will be a major attraction for him as he could be rotated among Chelsea other strikers within games.
Doumbia 26, is an interesting striker to watch with his strength, pace and finishing being his major asset. He is also a great threat at counter attack hence, will suit Mourinho’s counter attacking style.
Seydou Doumbia has represented the Ivorian national side since 2008 though has not really made much impart as Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba has been the man leading the line for the Ivorian for over a decade now.
His club form and record has however been impressive. In his first season at Swiss side- Young Boys, he scored 20 league goals. He also scored 30 league goals in his second and last season for Young boys thus winning the award of the top goal scorer for two consecutive seasons in the Swiss championship.
He has been excellent for CSKA Moscow since joining them and his goal per game ratio is really impressive. He will be a good addition to Chelsea if the deal comes through even as the club look to fight for silver wears at all front.