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Report: Graham Potter tells Chelsea to buy £44m forward who Leeds United were also hoping to sign
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Report: Graham Potter tells Chelsea to buy £44m forward who Leeds United were also hoping to sign

Leeds United are no strangers to bigger teams trying to sign their transfer targets.

Their efforts to sign Charles de Ketelaere in the summer ended in failure, and they may struggle to attract Cody Gakpo too.

A report from Jeunes Footeux suggests that Chelsea could be the next team to beat them to the signature of a forward.

It was a summer of change for Chelsea with new owners coming in, and a host of new signings arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were brought in to try and find a consistent goal scorer.

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However, neither player has hit the ground running, and Chelsea are somewhat struggling in front of goal.

The report from Jeunes Footeux suggests that new manager Graham Potter has told Chelsea to buy Martin Terrier.

The Stade Rennais forward has been playing some brilliant football over the past 12 months.

The 25-year-old had plenty of suitors in the summer, but decided to stay at Rennes.

However, Chelsea now have money to spend, and have their sights set on the versatile forward.

Potter tells Chelsea to buy Terrier

Leeds have also had their problems in front of goal this season.

You wouldn’t believe it after their extraordinary comeback victory over Bournemouth at the weekend.

However, Patrick Bamford’s form has failed to recover after a spate of injuries.

Rodrigo Moreno has never been a consistent goal scorer in his career, and can’t be relied upon all season.

A move for Terrier makes a lot of sense for Leeds.

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He’s able to play on the left wing or as a centre forward, and already has eight goals this season.

He managed to score 21 last year, a remarkable tally that has put him on a number of team’s radars.

A report from 90min suggested Leeds have been watching Terrier for weeks, and want to sign him in January.

He reportedly didn’t tick enough boxes for Leeds in the summer, but that has likely changed after a string of great performances this campaign.

However, with Potter telling Chelsea to sign Terrier, that may not be so easy anymore.

Jeunes Footeux believe a bid of at least £44m will be needed to sign the Frenchman.

That may just push the ‘complete’ forward out of their budget, especially if a bidding war breaks out.

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