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Chelsea rival West Ham for Barcelona striker Krkic

Chelsea intend to challenge West Ham United for Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic.

The Daily Mail says West Ham are set to make a audacious offer for Krkic but could face competition from Chelsea, according to reports.

The 20-year-old, who can also play on the wing, hit the back of the net seven times in his last 12 games last season after struggling for consistency in front of goal.

But he is yet to find the target this season and has mostly been used as a substitute by Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

The Hammers are said to be interested in giving him a chance in England but Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has also tracked the young Spainard as he looks to add youth upfront with Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka both over 30.

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