Betting odds SLASHED on Chelsea signing £15m-rated Charlie Austin

Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin this summer, according to the Metro.

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Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Jose Mourinho making the move to take him across west London from Loftus Road to Stamford Bridge.

It’s no secret that Chelsea are in the market for a new striker following the departure of veteran front man Didier Drogba and the sporadic injury problems suffered by top scorer Diego Costa.

Loic Remy’s future at the club also hangs in the balance as he is understood to want more playing time elsewhere.

And despite links to Manchester United flop Radamel Falcao gathering pace over the past week, it now appears that the Blues are favourites to beat the likes of Newcastle, West Ham, Liverpool and Southampton to his signature.

Popular betting agency Betfair has cut the price from 8/1 to 13/8 over the last few days.

Watch this space, we assume…

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