Chelsea are still riding high from their memorable Champions League success last weekend in Porto.
Yet, with ambitions to not only defend their European crown but also challenge for the Premier League title next season, they won’t be resting on their laurels.
Squad improvements will be the priority, even in this off-season period, and the up and coming Euro 2020 tournament will provide the Blues with the opportunity to take a closer look at potential targets in elite competitive action.
We know that one area the European champions will look to strengthen is the attack, and a new striker looks to be a priority.
Therefore with that in mind, below are three strikers who have the potential to catch the eye of Thomas Tuchel and his recruitment team in the coming weeks, that won’t cost the £100million plus that it would take to prise top target Erling Haaland away from Borussia Dortmund.
André Silva – Portugal – 25 years old – Valued at £34.4m by CIES
Cristiano Ronaldo has for a long time been the star man for Portugal, yet Silva is leading a changing of the guard and becoming one of his nation’s most exciting forwards.
His total of 28 goals was the second-highest in the Bundesliga last season, ahead of the likes of Erling Haaland and behind only Robert Lewandowski.
Andre Silva of Eintracht Frankfurt (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
The 25-year-old spent the season before last on loan in Germany from AC Milan and netted a fairly impressive 12 league goals. This led to the move being made permanent by Frankfurt and it proved to be a wise decision by the Bundesliga team.
In terms of his profile, he stands at a decent 6ft foot and possesses good technical skill, dropping into pockets when required to link with teammates or playing on the last shoulder of a defence, primed to make penetrating runs in behind.
Another desirable trait he has is a real tenacity and high…