REPORT: Chelsea chasing Premier League striker to rival Nicolas Jackson

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Chelsea are looking at Aston Villa's Jhon Duran to compete with Nicolas Jackson next season (Imago)

REPORT: Chelsea chasing Premier League striker to rival Nicolas Jackson

Seye Omidiora 20:42 - 11.06.2024

The Blues are keen to add competition for the Senegal international next season.

Chelsea are looking at centre-forward options to tussle with Nicolas Jackson for the No. 9 position next season. 

Jackson had a commendable debut season with the Blues, scoring 14 Premier League goals to end as the side’s second top scorer in 2023-24. 

The forward notched double figures despite continued criticism of his overall level and consistency in year one at Stamford Bridge, and the West London club are considering their options in the transfer market. 

Chelsea keen on Aston Villa’s Jhon Duran

According to several reports from England, Aston Villa man Jhon Duran is one of the discussed names at Stamford Bridge. 

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Jhon Duran (Imago) Chelsea are interested in Aston Villa youngster Jhon Duran (Imago/PA Images)

The 20-year-old Colombian netted five Premier League goals in 23 appearances for Villa, albeit from three starts, and his age fits the Chelsea model of signing young players with a perceived high upside. 

What next for Duran?

The Aston Villa striker is with the Colombia squad for the imminent Copa America to be held in the United States. Duran featured in his nation’s recent 5-1 friendly success against the USMNT.