David Fofana recalled by Chelsea from Union Berlin loan amidst attacking woes

    Chelsea have recalled David Fofana from his loan at Union Berlin.

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    Chelsea have recalled David Fofana from his loan at Union Berlin.

    The 21-year-old striker featured 17 times for the Bundesliga side including four matches in the club's debut Champions League campaign, scoring twice in total.

    Having arrived at Stamford Bridge for £10.9million from Norwegian outfit Molde in January 2023, he made three Premier League appearances under former boss Graham Potter last season before agreeing what was due to be a 12-month switch to Germany.

    He returns early to west London with the club currently lacking in attacking options, with Nicolas Jackson away representing Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations and Christopher Nkunku having missed the last two games with a hip injury.

    Armando Broja has been the only recognised striker available to manager Mauricio Pochettino in recent weeks but has scored just twice this season since recovering from an ACL injury.

    Union have endured a difficult campaign after finishing fourth last time, losing nine games in a row which led to the sacking of manager Urs Fischer in November.

    They were eliminated in the group stages of the Champions League, collecting two points from their six games.

    Meanwhile goalkeeper Jamie Cumming has joined League One promotion hopefuls Oxford on loan for the rest of the season.

    The 24-year-old, who has not played a senior competitive game for the Blues, spent 2022-23 on loan at MK Dons where he won player of the year.

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