Chelsea eyeing move for £80m-rated La Liga forward
Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly closely keeping tabs on Samuel Chukwueze with an eye on making a move for the Villarreal forward.
Chelsea had previously been tipped to move for the Niegrian winger forward before securing the services of Kai Havertz in the summer and scheduled to sign him next season.
The Nigeria international has a managed to found back of the net 12 times and assists in the past two La Liga seasons, while his 143 dribbles attempted since the start of last campaign is bettered by only five players in the division.
According to 90min, the 21-year-old forward is already on the radar of multiple Premier League teams, with Leicester City, Man Utd, Chelsea and Everton all interested to sign him.
Chukwueze, who ended a 12-month goal drought with his strike in Villarreal’s 2-0 victory over Real Valladolid on Monday, is believed he has a release clause of £80m in his current deal.
Meanwhile, Chelsea and Man Utd continue chase for another La Liga star Samuel Umtiti who has been tipped with a departure from Camp Nou when the transfer window will be re-opened in January.