Over the past 24 hours, there have been a number of articles appearing around Europe concerning the future of Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo.
Currently loaned at Cercle Brugge where he has scored 16 goals in 33 games so far, the England U20 international has caught the attention of many clubs, with Goal, who have the original exclusive, claiming the Blues want at least £5m for him.
A list of lurking teams appears in the article, with Sampdoria included as they are ‘understood to be interested in signing Ugbo’.
However, SampNews24 in Italy have it rather differently, claiming the Serie A side and Monaco are ‘in pole position’ to sign the player, although the principality side ‘are already ahead in the negotiations’.
It’s made clear that Chelsea ‘will hear from every club interested’ in the next transfer window, but that those in charge of transfers at Stamford Bridge ‘are in no rush to make a decision’.
After all, why not wait for a bidding war to take place and see how much you can get for an in demand player?