Gary Neville questions Chelsea FC transfer targets

Gary Neville admits he is not sure why Chelsea FC seem to be so desperate to sign a striker this month

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
gary neville
Former Manchester United star Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville has admitted that he is not sure why Chelsea FC seem to be so desperately looking to sign a new striker this month.

The Blues have been linked with a host of players in the January transfer window as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad in time for the second half of the season.

Chelsea have already been busy in the January window and have secured the signing of midfielder Ross Barkley from Everton on a long-term contract.

However, the west London side have also been linked with a host of target men, with the likes of Andy Carroll, Peter Crouch and Fernando Llorente all touted as possible targets.

But former Manchester United defender Neville is not too sure why Conte seems determined to bring in a target man this month.

Speaking on Sky Sports on Sunday, Neville said: “Chelsea seem to be hell-bent on getting anybody that’s over 6ft 3in and a target man.

“There is no doubt that Conte likes a target man. Graziano Pelle was a big favourite of Conte’s when he was in charge of Italy so he does like someone up front who is a presence.

“But, are they really that desperate to have somebody for the last three months of the season?

“I don’t see it personally. I think Chelsea are having a good season.”

Chelsea are currently preparing for their crunch League Cup semi-final second leg clash against Arsenal at The Emirates on Wednesday night.

The west London side head into that game on the back of their 4-0 thrashing of Brighton on Saturday, but the two London sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard: Chelsea FC star was ‘imperious’ against Man United
Frank Lampard
Edouard Mendy sends Chelsea FC message to Petr Cech
Frank Lampard
‘He has confidence about him’: Frank Lampard talks up Chelsea FC signing
Gary Neville
Gary Neville reacts to Thiago Silva’s display in Chelsea FC’s draw at Man United
Mikel Arteta
Dimitar Berbatov states his prediction for Arsenal v Leicester
Paul Merson
Paul Merson instructs Liverpool FC to make this signing in January
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Dan Evans
European Open 2020: Rising star Ugo Humbert denies Dan Evans in Antwerp marathon
Alisson Becker (Photo: LFC TV / YouTube)
Jurgen Klopp gives latest Liverpool FC injury update on Alisson Becker
Sky Sports pundit Patrice Evra
Patrice Evra: Man United star had ‘really solid game’ against Chelsea FC