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Chelsea ‘consider emergency Jhon Duran transfer as club chiefs hold talks about shock move for Aston Villa flop’

CHELSEA are considering a shock transfer for Aston Villa star Jhon Duran, according to reports.

The Blues are in the market for a striker with Nicolas Jackson absent due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Jhon Duran has scored four goals for Aston Villa since joining last January

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Jhon Duran has scored four goals for Aston Villa since joining last JanuaryCredit: Alamy

Mauricio Pochettino will likely call upon Armando Broja in his absence but Chelsea want to add to their attacking ranks.

Duran is one target they have in mind as a potential short-term option, according to reporter Nathan Gissing.

The Colombian has failed to start a single Premier League game for Villa this term but does have two goals in 17 substitute appearances.

He has a total of four goals for the Villans following his 2022 move from MLS side Chicago Fire.

Chelsea were linked to Duran before his £18million move to Villa Park last January.

Liverpool and Manchester United were also said to be interested in the forward.

Chelsea are in need of more firepower up-front after Christopher Nkunku suffered another injury.

The attacker has missed the last three games with a hip problem that Pochettino described as ‘worrying’ last week.

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But in a welcome twist, Nkunku’s injury seems to have settled down and he is even being pencilled in to resume training with his team-mates later this week.

The France international had only just returned from six months out with a knee injury and is yet to complete a full 90 minutes for the Blues.

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