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Chelsea consider a move for Tottenham Hotspur target Richarlison.

Chelsea consider a move for Tottenham Hotspur target Richarlison 

Chelsea are considering making a move for Everton striker Richarlison, who is also a prime target for arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur. 

According to Sky Sports, the Blues are now giving serious thought to converting their interest in Richarlison to intent. The Everton striker is viewed as a potential replacement for Inter Milan-bound Romelu Lukaku, but getting a deal over the line won’t be straightforward.

Tottenham are also very interested in Richarlison, with Everton expecting a bid from the North London club as early as this week. 

Chelsea consider a move for Tottenham Hotspur target Richarlison.
Chelsea putting serious thought into making a move for Richarlison. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Chelsea now seem to be very focused on finalising a deal for Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, having had an opening bid for the England international turned down already. 

Since arriving from Watford in the summer of 2018, Richarlison has scored 53 goals and set up 14 more in 152 appearances for Everton. He was instrumental in helping the Toffees avoid relegation last term, scoring some crucial goals towards the tail-end of the campaign – including a winner against Chelsea at Goodison Park. 

Having spent four years now in Merseyside, the Toffees are now resigned to the idea of losing their talisman who seeks a new challenge and a chance to compete for silverware regularly. 

Chelsea consider a move for Tottenham Hotspur target Richarlison.
Since joining Watford in 2017, Richarlison now has five Premier League seasons under his belt – four of them in Everton blue.

Richarlison and Chelsea – a win-win combination? 

Chelsea’s “striker curse” is now well-documented and that somehow needs to be fixed. The traditional No. 9 is a role that’s slowly fading, and that is quite apparent when you think of all the top strikers now in the world. 

Think about the top 10 forwards in the world. Now see for yourself, how many are actually an out-and-out No.9? Not many, you will find. 

Think about Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane – one of the best-attacking trios of all time, but who is the No.9? Well, no one. 

It is very likely that Chelsea won’t try desperately to get a player in the Lukaku mould to replace the Belgian. Rather, an attacking trio who complement each other well seems like the way to go. 

Chelsea consider a move for Tottenham Hotspur target Richarlison.
A change of approach needed? (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Richarlison, should a deal be offered to him, is very likely to prefer the Blues over Spurs due to Chelsea’s ability to challenge for silverware every season. 

Everything depends on how Chelsea progress in their negotiations elsewhere, and we should have a clearer picture in the coming days. 

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