Nigerian striker on Chelsea's transfer list

English Premier League

Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze is reportedly on Chelsea's transfer shortlist for the January transfer window.

The Super Eagles attacker has risen to prominence for Spanish outfit Villareal since making his top-flight debut in November 2018.

The 20-year-old is now a regular in the Yellow Submarine team, having racked up 16 appearances in the Spanish top tier this campaign to go along with three goals and one assist.

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With the Blues' transfer ban now lifted, English publication The Telegraph claim that Premier League side are looking to bolster their squad next month.

Chukwueze recently put pen to paper on a new deal with Villarreal and now reportedly has a release clause of €100-million which will be in place for two years before it falls to €80-million.

Tammy Abraham has been Frank Lampard's first-choice striker this season, while Michy Batshauyi has been deployed as the back-up for most of the campaign.

While Olivier Giroud could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge in seaerch of regular game-time, Chukwueze could prove to be a real target for the Blues.