Does Chelsea, Manchester United join Hugo Ekitike race?

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly among the clubs monitoring the development of Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.

On the day of the transfer deadline, it looked as if Newcastle United was going to win the race for the prospect, only for a deal to fail to materialize during the closing hours of the January window.

That has inevitably given a wide range of clubs the chance to get involved in the race for Ekitike, who has nine goals and two assists in his 19 Ligue appearances this season.

According to 90min, Chelsea and United were in attendance to see the 19-year-old impress against Bordeaux at the weekend.

The report claims that more than 12 clubs traveled to France for that match, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain also represented in the stands.

While Ekitike still has two and a half years left on his contract, Reims will naturally be tempted to cash in on the player during the summer transfer window.

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Muhammad Saleem is an aspiring writer and Admin at Football Arroyo. He is a fabulous Football writer, and a huge football fan. He is also a football fan since childhood and has a keen interest in regional sports events coverage.

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