Sky Sports reporter: Chelsea could move to sign 29-year-old striker

Dharmesh Sheth suggests that Chelsea could well be in the market to make a move to sign Andy Carroll this month

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Chelsea could be set to make a move to sign Andy Carroll from West Ham United in the January transfer window, according to reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

The Blues are being linked with a host of attacking players this month due to Antonio Conte’s apparent lack of faith in Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi.

Indeed, Batshuayi has only started two of Chelsea’s 23 Premier League games this season, suggesting that Conte is not entirely convinced by the forward’s ability.

Chelsea have already been busy this month by wrapping up the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton, with West Ham forward Carroll touted as a possible target for the Blues.

And Sky Sports News reporter Sheth has revealed that the Blues could well be poised to make a move for the England international this month as Conte looks to bolster his attacking options.

Speaking to the Transfer Talk podcast, Sheth said: “It looks like Conte doesn’t rate Batshuayi. It’s 18 months since he signed Batshuayi and he has only started two Premier League games [this season].

“Carroll is a similar player to [Fernando] Llorente. It’s someone Conte might target. It’s not as far-fetched as some people make out.”

Chelsea successfully booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday night thanks to their win over Norwich on penalties.

The Blues now switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their trip to the South Coast to take on Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday lunchtime.

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