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Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux says Chelsea could try to sign Harry Kane if Alvaro Morata fails to shine.
Kane has established himself as one of Premier League’s best strikers since breaking into Spurs first team three seasons ago, finishing as the league’s top scorer in the past two seasons.
In the summer, Antonio Conte labeled the England international the best striker in the Premier League, despite already signing Morata.
Morata has started well at Chelsea, netting seven goals in his first eight games but Le Saux claims Chelsea will have one eye on Kane if Morata doesn’t continue his fine form.
“For Harry Kane, if he continues to do what he’s doing, he’ll be linked with every top club in Europe,” Le Saux explained to Starsport.
“But for Chelsea and most other clubs, having a second striker who is as prolific as Kane, it’s an impossible situation as there’s too much expectation from the player to be starting week-in, week-out.
“And that’s really why it comes down to how Morata’s season pans out but remember he’s not alone in being one of the hot new properties in the Premier League, just look at Lacazette and Gabriel Jesus who are both in excellent form and the recent transfer window has shown us that no-one is untouchable.”
Form aside, Chelsea would do well with a new striker to compete with Morata. The Spaniard suffered an hamstring injury against Man City on Saturday and Conte decided to replace him with Willian, leaving Batshuayi on the bench.
It does seem the manager doesn’t trust Batshuayi enough, so Chelsea may have to pursue another striker in the neear future but it’s unlikely to be Kane.