Samuel Chukwueze emerges top transfer target for Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City

Samuel Chukwueze emerges top transfer target for Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City

- Samuel Chukwueze is wanted by Manchester City and Chelsea

- The winger has been impressive for club and country in the last 18 months

- Liverpool were also linked with a move for the AFCON 2019 bronze winner

- The 20-year-old star who is valued at £60m has scored three goals for Villarreal this campaign

Nigerian football star Samuel Chukwueze seems to be hugging the headlines in England as two Premier League clubs battle to secure the winger's services.

Currently playing for Spanish league side, Villarreal, the 20-year-old has been superb for the Yellow Submarines - scoring three goals and one assist in 22 La Liga appearances.

The Super Eagles winger broke into Javier Calleja's squad last season and has soon become a key member of the team.

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His performances have however attracted the interests of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, while Frank Lampard also wants to lure the attacker to Stamford Bridge.

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Chukwueze was part of Gernot Rohr's team that won bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship in Egypt.

The attacker was in the summer linked with a move to join Premier League table-toppers Liverpool in a deal around £30 million,

Metro UK quoting Daily Mail reports that the Reds will have to battle fellow EPL side Chelsea and Man City for the star.

The Super Eagles player is presently valued around £60 million owing to his contributions towards his national team's success in Egypt last year.

Jurgen Klopp signed Takumi Minamino in January, while Chelsea failed to land any player last month despite getting their ban lifted.

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City also did not transact any business during the winter transfer window but might splash the cash at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, Klopp's men are comfortably sitting atop the table with 73 points - 22 better than Manchester City.

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Jurgen Klopp's men were said to have offered Spanish giants Villarreal the sum of £29.5m for them to sign the Nigerian before the January 2020 transfer window closed.

But Villarreal chiefs are said to have rejected the offer from Liverpool thereby insisting that the Reds should meet their £55m release clause for the Super Eagles star.

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