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EXCLUSIVE Jonathan David: Chelsea's interest is flattering but I don't know Graham Potter

Exclusive by Alessandro Schiavone

Chelsea target Jonathan David admitted to being "flattered" by the west Londoners' interest.

With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang increasingly losing Blues manager Graham Potter's faith and Kai Havertz nowhere near to being the killer Chelsea need in the box, the club is reportedly keeping tabs on David who has emerged as one of the most sought-after strikers in world football.

The Canada star, despite firing three blanks at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has struck 12 times this term in Ligue 1.

That's as many as Havertz, Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount combined.

Despite not knowing him personally, David whose brace downed ESTAC Troyes on Sunday, had a smile as large as New York, his city of birth, when told that the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss is a big fan of him.

He told Capital Football: "It's flattering when you are praised but personally I don't know him.

"The Premier League is one of the biggest leagues in the world, let's see what the future holds."

Right now, David is fully focused on scoring as many goals as he can to help sixth-place Lille to a European finish.

Netting at least 20 times this term, would go a long way towards achieving just that.

But ambitious David, who is only eight away from achieving that feat, said: "I want to score as many goals as possible, not necessarily 20.

"If I can go much higher, I'll do that. But I take it game by game."

Chelsea can wait.



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