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Chelsea aiming to sign striker in cut-price deal

Chelsea have been the most active of all the Premier League clubs in the transfer window, but they show no signs of slowing down just yet.

They have already signed Benoît Badiashile from Monaco, Andrey Santos from Vasco de Gama, David Datro Fofana, and taken Joāo Felix on loan (although he is now suspended for three games after being sent off on his debut against Fulham), but more reinforcements are needed, with the club struggling in the Premier League.

In particular, they lack a potent striker, which is why they are interested in Marcus Thuram, currently playing his football in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach.

The French international, who came on as a substitute in the World Cup final, is in the last six months of his contract with the German club, and could be available for just £10 million.

The player himself would prefer to stay in Germany, but Chelsea would be able to offer him better terms than any Bundesliga side.

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