Chelsea have got good cash to spend after receiving about £60 million for the sale of Oscar to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG and former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea need to bring in another forward as cover for Costa in January.
“They did sell Oscar, and for a lot of money as well,” Wilkins told Sky Sports.
“The way I think he’s looking at it, if they were to lose Diego Costa for a long period, would those three smaller guys be able to maintain that type of football throughout the season. I personally don’t think so.
“So, they might be looking to bring someone in in January, but of course we’ve still got Champions League [to factor in].
“So, the type of player they’re looking for – will they be able to prise that player away from a top European side, or even one of our boys?
“But at the moment they’re the side to catch because some of the football they’re playing is quite breathtaking.”