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Not Aubameyang: Hitman emerges as Conte’s No. 1 striker target – report

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has reportedly earmarked West Ham striker, Andy Carroll as a back-up striker to summer signing Alvaro Morata with the Italian refusing to trust Belgian striker, Michi Batshuayi in the absence of the Spanish striker.

The Italian tactician has not hidden his desire to bolster his squad in the January transfer window after falling 16 points behind runaway Premier League leaders, Manchester City who have only dropped four points so far this term.

English striker, Andy Caroll is reportedly frustrated with his lack of game time at the London Stadium having lost his place to in-form striker Marko Arnautovic who looks rejuvenated under new manager David Moyes.

However, the target man could be open to a move to the Bridge this month with one year left on his existing contract at the London stadium and the prospects of playing Champions league football might be difficult to turn down.

Although, his track record of getting injured easily might worry some section of the fans but if he can stay fit he would give the Blues a new dimension in attack due to his aerial prowess.

He has featured in 14 games for the Hammers across all competitions scoring two times and he is known for his finishing, physicality, excellent heading ability, shooting from distance, aerial prowess, long balls, and also an indirect set-piece threat.

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