Report: Chelsea want Aleksandar Mitrovic, two months since Newcastle exit

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage on August 26, 2018 in...

Chelsea are reportedly keen on Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Burnley FC at Craven Cottage on August 26, 2018 in...

According to The Mirror, Chelsea are interested in Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, less than two months since leaving Newcastle United.

Mitrovic, 24, struggled to live up to his billing with the Magpies and clearly wasn't fancied by Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, as despite his side lacking goals, Mitrovic was sent out on loan to Fulham for the second half of last season.

 

The tempestuous striker thrived under fellow Serbian Slavisa Jokanovic, hitting 12 goals in 20 games to help the Cottagers win promotion to the Premier League – and they landed a permanent deal at the end of July.

Questions were asked over Mitrovic's suitability for the Premier League after his Newcastle struggles, but he has responded with four goals in five Premier League outings for Fulham, starring again under Jokanovic.

Now, The Mirror report that Mitrovic is attracting interest already, with Fulham's West London rivals Chelsea believed to be keen, as well as a host of Italian clubs.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Fulham FC at American Express Community...

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is understood to be unconvinced by Alvaro Morata, whilst with Olivier Giroud the wrong side of 30, Mitrovic could be emerging as physical young option in attack.

A big move to a Champions League-chasing Premier League club in Chelsea would put the magnifying glass on Benitez's decision to let him leave Newcastle, with some Magpies fans already feeling that he made a mistake in letting him go anyway.

26th August 2018, Craven Cottage, London, England; EPL Premier League football, Fulham versus Burnley; Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham celebrates his second goal making it 3-1 in minute 38

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