In Chelsea’s quest for a new striker during the upcoming January transfer window, Mykhailo Mudryk could play a pivotal role. Despite the summer signings of Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku, Mauricio Pochettino’s team is prioritizing the acquisition of a new number nine.
The rumor mill has linked Chelsea with a plethora of strikers renowned for their goal-scoring prowess, including Ivan Toney, Victor Osimhen, Viktor Gyokeres, and Serhou Guirassy. However, financial constraints and the awareness of Chelsea’s urgent need for a center-forward have prompted speculation about alternatives that won’t break the bank.
Enter Artem Dovbyk, the 26-year-old Ukrainian forward who has been instrumental in Girona’s impressive La Liga campaign. With 12 goals in 20 appearances this season, including 11 in 17 league games, Dovbyk has caught Chelsea’s attention, according to The Sun.
Should Chelsea decide to pursue Dovbyk, they might leverage the connection with Mudryk, who joined the Blues for £88.5 million last year. Not only are Mudryk and Dovbyk national teammates for Ukraine, but they also share the same agent from ALIK Football Management. Given the increasing influence of agents in modern transfers, Todd Boehly could turn to Mudryk to facilitate a potential deal.