Chelsea are plotting a shock loan move for prolific attacking duo Roberto Firmino and Karim Benzema, MySportDab reports.
The Blues are pushing to spice up their attack and provide competition in front for Nicolas Jackson in the attack.
They have been linked to high-profile forwards with Nigerian striker and CAF Footballer of The Year Victor Osimhen a top target.
Now, a new report from Matt Law has revealed the club is also considering a loan move for two more attackers Roberto Firmino and Karim Benzema.
Chelsea are considering the possibility of trying to find a short-term loan option from Saudi Arabia in the form of Roberto Firmino or even Karim Benzema.
— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) January 15, 2024
Firmino and Benzema are elite strikers who left the shores of Europe to Saudi Arabia last summer. As per reports from Saudi sources, Firmino and Benzema are struggling to adapt to life in Saudi Arabia, and are open to a possible return to Europe.
Firmino left Liverpool for Al-Ahli, joining the club as a free agent on a three-year contract. He started his Saudi career with a bang, scoring a hat-trick on his debut.
However, the tides of have turned since then. His hat-trick happened to be his only goal for the club in his 17 appearances for the club.
With the dragging goal drought, he has been reportedly frustrated at the club and is reportedly exploring alternatives for a possible return to Europe.
Karim Benzema, who also left Europe on a free transfer from Real Madrid, is struggling with a difficult spell with Al Ittihad. Benzema deactivated his social media handle after Al Ittihad lost Saudi Pro League match to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr.
He is also interested on a return to Europe. Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing the two players on loan to boost their attack.
Elsewhere, Liverpool legend Jordan Henderson is also linked with a return to Europe after a difficult stint with Al-Etiffaq.