CHELSEA are attempting to signal Burnley striker Ashley Barnes in a deal brokered by super-agent Pni Zahavi.
Antonio Conte is determined for Chelsea membership to herald a bustling striker this month to spice up his attacking choices at Stamford Bridge.
And now 28-year-old journeyman striker Barnes appears to be the person within the body with famend 74-year-old deal-maker Zahavi the person pulling the strings.
No charge has but been agreed between the 2 golf equipment, however SunSport understands work is happening behind the scenes to give you an inexpensive charge for the previous Torquay and Brighton man.
The shock transfer comes after the London membership failed in a sequence of makes an attempt to herald the bustling striker Conte is asking for.
Chelsea enquired concerning the availability of West Ham striker Andy Carroll earlier than the transfer fell by when he broke a bone in his foot.
Since then they’ve requested about Tottenham’s Fernando Llorente earlier than switching the eye to a cheeky bid to signal Stoke veteran Peter Crouch.
Barnes has been really helpful to Roman Abramovich by Zahavi, and the proprietor is known to have given the go forward to see if a deal may be struck.
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Although he has solely scored three league targets this season, the striker is claimed to have caught the attention along with his industrious performances up entrance for Sean Dyche’s aspect.
He’s a severe choice for Chelsea as they wrestle to agree a charge with Roma for former Manchester Metropolis striker Edin Dzeko.
Information that Barnes is being significantly thought of will come as a serious shock to Chelsea followers, and never solely as a result of he’s hardly recognised as a prime expertise.
The striker can be the goal for abuse from Blues followers each time he performs in opposition to them following a stunning problem on Nemandja Matic in 2015.
Matic was despatched off for reacting furiously to a studs-up sort out which was fortunate to not break his leg – although Barnes escaped with out punishment.
Burnley, having offered Andre Grey to Watford final summer time, can have no intention on letting one other one in all their attacking gamers go away.
Having began the season so properly and been within the prime 4 final month, the Clarets have immediately hit a foul patch.
Sean Dyche’s aspect have misplaced their final three matches and the Burnley boss will need his group to return to fundamentals with ways that place nice significance on the workrate of Barnes.