Chelsea now ‘looking at’ £22m striker ‘who’s like Drogba’ at Stamford Bridge

There are ‘murmurs’ that Chelsea are ‘looking at’ Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic following his impressive form, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Mitrovic has shown he belongs in the Premier League with a string of strong displays in the opening weeks of the current campaign, potentially catching the eye of other clubs.

What is the latest news involving Chelsea?

Chelsea allowed club-record signing Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner depart Stamford Bridge over the summer after the duo failed to impress under former manager Thomas Tuchel.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought in from Barcelona as a result, while academy graduate Armando Broja has been given an opportunity to shine following his impressive stint on loan at Southampton.

However, it remains to be seen what new boss Graham Potter has got planned for his attacking options going forwards after only being in the job for a few weeks.

A recent report from ESPN has stated that Potter has ‘not closed the door’ on Lukaku reviving his career at Chelsea, but that has not ended the possibility of the 47-year-old tactician bringing in his own striker.

What has Jones said about Mitrovic?

Jones has disclosed that although there isn’t anything ‘specific’ in the speculation surrounding Mitrovic’s future, there are whispers that Chelsea are monitoring his progress.

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In an interview with GiveMeSport, he said: “At the moment, there’s not really anything in this specific rumour, but it won’t be too long.

“I mean, there are murmurs that Chelsea are looking at Mitrovic, and if you score this many goals, then other teams will be looking at you too.”

Would Mitrovic be a good signing?

Mitrovic arrived at Fulham from Newcastle United via a £22 million deal back in 2018 and elevated his game to new heights last season, hitting a record 43 goals in 44 Championship appearances.

The Serbia international maintained that form in the opening weeks of 2022/23, finding the back of the net on six occasions in his first seven outings, earning the praise of teammate and former Chelsea star Willian.

“Aleksandar is a very good player,” said the experienced winger. “He reminds me of Didier Drogba and Diego Costa. He is strong, he can hold the ball, can attack space and can score goals like them.”

At 28, Mitrovic is now entering the prime years of his career, and if Chelsea do decide to make a move for him, then they could pick up a natural goalscorer, something they arguably currently lack.

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