Chelsea set to hijack Man United move for top transfer target

Chelsea set to hijack Man United move for top transfer target

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 10:09 - 07.04.2023

Chelsea are set to go to war with Manchester United as both clubs look to acquire the services of a top striker in the summer window.

Chelsea, backed by the deep pockets of co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, are in the market for a new centre-forward as the club plan a summer outlay to solve the goalscoring issues. 

According to a report by Football Insider, the Blues are keen on acquiring the services of Benfica hitman Goncalo Ramos. 

Goncalo Ramos in high demand

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The 21-year-old has been a fixture in transfer rumours since his terrific performances for Portugal at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

He started ahead of the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo and justified his inclusion by scoring a hat trick in Portugal’s round of 16 win over Switzerland. 

Manchester United and Chelsea to battle for Ramos

Manchester United have been a permanent link to Ramos as the club looks to purchase a reliable goalscorer and in recent weeks, emerged as front runners. 

However the Red Devils are now set to face stiff competition from Chelsea for his services. 

Benfica's Goncalo Ramos is attracting interest from Chelsea and Manchester United

Ramos has set the whole of Europe on high alert with his performances for Benfica this season. He has contributed 35 goal contributions in just 37 appearances for Benfica, which includes 25 goals and 10 assists.

Chelsea have taken serious notice of Ramos and view him to be a great alternative to Napoli’s  Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen is expected to cost over £100 million, while the Portuguese international could be available for around £70 million.

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