Queens Park Rangers are monitoring Chelsea youngster Ike Ugbo and want to sign the striker in a £2.5m deal in the next window.
The 21-year-old has been with the Blues since he was a kid but he has obviously found first-team football hard to come by at Stamford Bridge, so he has had various loan spells over the years, including stints at Barnsley, MK Dons and Scunthorpe.
And, he spent the current campaign on loan with Roda, who play in the Dutch second tier. Whilst it was a tough year for the team, Ugbo was an undoubted success, impressing on the pitch and scoring 13 goals in 28 games.
Such form appears to have caught attention of clubs back in England too, with The Sun claiming that the R’s will rival Coventry City as they look to secure a permanent transfer for the player in the next window. They state that a £2.5m fee will be required to do a deal with Chelsea, with the player entering the final 12 months of his contract with the Londoners.
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A move across the capital would certainly help Mark Warburton as he is short on options in the final third and finding a new striker is sure to be a priority. The Hoops lost the influential Nahki Wells in January after he was recalled by Burnley and there are also doubts about Jordan Hugill’s long-term future as he is only at the club on loan from West Ham as well.