Chelsea transfer news - Chelsea ready to offload striker as Burnley reach agreement for Blues youngster

In today’s Chelsea transfer news – Chelsea open to let David Datro Fofana to Burnley on loan for the rest of the season

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The latest Chelsea transfer news is that Premier League giants Chelsea are set to offload another player during this January transfer window. Burnley have sealed the signing of David Datro Fofana after agreeing a loan deal as they aim to strengthen their attacking options and secure survival in the Premier League, as per The Athletic.

Chelsea Loan Strategy

The Ivory Coast international's imminent departure to Burnley means he becomes the third player this month to leave Stamford Bridge after Alex Matos [Huddersfield] and Ian Maatsen [Borussia Dortmund] sealed their respective temporary moves.

Burnley Boost

Burnley, currently grappling with the threat of relegation in the Premier League, views Fofana as a valuable addition to bolster their frontline. Manager Vincent Kompany, eyeing reinforcement in key positions, especially in the attack, has prioritized Fofana as a potential solution to their scoring challenges.

The 21-year-old striker is poised to undergo a medical within the next 48 hours.

Fofana Background

Signed for Chelsea in January 2022 from Molde, Fofana could showcase his skills in only four appearances for the Blues before embarking on a season-long loan to Union Berlin. His stint in the Bundesliga included contributing two goals and an assist in 17 games. However, Chelsea recalled the striker halfway into his loan spell.

But his performance in the German top flight didn’t go unnoticed and caught Burnley's attention, prompting a strategic move for the young forward.

Chelsea transfer news: David Datro Fofana to Burnley

The Blues are facing a daunting task in front of goal this season and are in the market for a striker during the winter transfer window. Both Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja have struggled to find the net regularly and, as per the latest Chelsea transfer news, letting go of David Datro Fofana to Burnely before securing a forward might prove to be risky.

Despite Mauricio Pochettino's team facing goal-scoring issues, Chelsea sees Fofana's temporary spell at Burnley as a valuable opportunity for the young striker to gain crucial top-flight experience.

Only time will tell if the move proves to benefit Burnley till the end of the season as they are 19th in the Premier League table and are five points off safety at the moment.

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