It has been rumoured that Fulham striker Moussa Dembele has been tipped to a move to Champion’s League Winners Chelsea.
The Belgian midfielder, who at times played as a makeshift second striker, only has one year remaining on his contract, and with news that Manchester United could potentially make a bid for his services, he has stated he is not ready to talk about a contract renewal.
But do Chelsea really need to part with a huge sum of money for yet another attacking player?
Although £10-million rated Dembele had a good season last year, Chelsea have a promising youth setup with a few faces tipped for bright futures.
With the likes of Sturridge, McEachren, Chalobah, Bertrand, Piazon and Feruz coming through the ranks and the promising Lukaku occasionally getting his chance in the first team, isn’t the current setup surely enough to excite Chelsea fans?
And then he has the additional problem of having to compete with the current attack of Torres, Sturridge, Malouda and Mata.
Furthermore, despite having some eye catching performances last season, Dembele has only scored 5 goals in 60 Fulham games; not a great ratio for a player who may have to fill the boots of the legendary Didier Drogba.
However, being only 24 allows major time for improvement and the chance to link up with Belgian superstar Eden Hazard, who recently announced his intentions to join Chelsea.
But with player rumours rife in the Premier League, my money is on Dembele to join another club or stay with Fulham.
Chelsea can do without him and quite frankly, he can do without warming their subs bench on a weekly basis.