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Chelsea are interested in signing Burnley centre-forward Ashley Barnes, according to Sky Sports.

Barnes is the Clarets’ all-time top-goalscorer in the Premier League. Though, that isn’t much of an achievement, he’s only ever scored 14 goals in England’s top flight. In fact, Barnes’ highest-scoring Premier League season was the 2016/17 campaign, where he found the back of the net six times in 28 appearances. Marcos Alonso matched that goal-haul last term from left-wing-back, and has already scored six again this time around.

Here’s Barnes’ illustrious C.V: Plymouth Argyle, Oxford United, Salisbury City, Eastbourne Borough, Torquay United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Burnley. We’ll leave you to figure out for yourselves whether you believe that Premier League champions Chelsea belong on that list of teams.

Sky Sports report that Chelsea have explored the possibility of signing any of Andy Carroll, Fernando Llorente, Peter Crouch and Edin Dzeko in the past week, and Barnes has now been added to the list. Just to remind you, this is the reigning champions of the best league in the world.

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