Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Transfer news: Man Utd, Chelsea battle for Porto striker, Marega, Cheltenham sign Adebayo

Manchester United and Chelsea are involved in another transfer war over the signing of Porto striker, Moussa Marega, according to Foot Mercato.

According to the report, the two Premier League powerhouses have made enquiries about the availability of the 26-year-old striker in the January transfer window.

FC Porto are not willing to sell the Mali International until the end of the season, and it remains to be seen if they will reject a big bid from the English giants.

Marega, whose contract with the Primeira Liga expires in the summer of 2020, has a release clause of 40 million euros inserted into his deal.

The forward has scored 14 goals in 16 games in the Portuguese top-flight this season.

Meanwhile, EFL League Two club, Cheltenham Town have reached an agreement with Fulham over the transfer of promising Nigerian striker Elijah Adebayo.

The 20-year-old has penned a five-month deal that will keep him at Cheltenham Town until the end of the 2017-2018 season.

The attacker has been in brilliant form for Fulham’s Under-23 team, scoring 11 goals in the first half of the season.

”We’ve been keeping an eye on Elijah for a little while now. He caught my eye when I was down at Fulham a couple of years ago and he is obviously a bit further on now and the top scorer in their Under-23s,” Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told Cheltenham Town’s official website.

“He is probably just about ready now to go into League Two football and Fulham trust us because I’ve had a few of their players before that have done well.

”We are lucky to get Elijah and I don’t think he has been that far away from Fulham’s first team,” he added.

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