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Chelsea scouts made check on Rondon in Venezuela action

Chelsea are stepping up their bid for Malaga striker Jose Salomon Rondon.

Marca says Chelsea scouts watched Rondon play for Venezuela against Chile at the weekend.

The 22-year-old, who scored 11 goals in 37 La Liga games last season, is valued at £20million and the London club see him as a replacement for Didier Drogba.

It is claimed that Chelsea, who are still chasing Porto striker Hulk, rate Rondon at closer to the £10m mark.

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