Chelsea in transfer market for new striker after devastating injury to Christopher Nkunku

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CHELSEA are looking to sign another striker following the injury to new man Christopher Nkunku.

The French forward joined in a £56million deal from RB Leipzig but suffered a knee injury during the pre-season tour of the United States.

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Christopher Nkunku was forced off with an injury during Chelsea’s pre-season clash with Borussia Dortmund[/caption]

Nkunku has undergone surgery and will not be able to train for four months – meaning Mauricio Pochettino now wants another forward to add to his squad.

Romelu Lukaku is still on the books but is not considered part of the plans and is looking for a move to Italy.

Pochettino said: “We are working on the market because we are going to miss one offensive player like this.

“We are working, trying to find a solution for this.

“Maybe in the short term or long term to add the right profile for the team to perform.

“We feel very sorry about him.

“He was doing well, a very important player for us and one of the best offensive players who can play in different positions. It is a big issue for us.

“Now we have to be positive in the way he is going to be with us again and recover as soon as possible in a good way.”

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The Blues start their Premier League campaign with a tough task against Liverpool on Sunday.

The host the Reds at Stamford Bridge where they hope to get off to a winning start under new boss Pochettino.

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