Manchester City and Chelsea will reportedly go head to head to try and prise £5million-rated forward Ademola Lookman from Championship crisis-club Charlton.
The Addicks sacked manager Karel Fraeye on Wednesday following a 5-0 defeat to Huddersfield that left them entrenched in the relegation zone, with former boss José Riga re-appointed as his replacement.
However, the turmoil at The Valley is expected to see 18-year-old Lookman become a target of Premier League clubs, with Tottenham, Arsenal, and Everton also said to be keen to take advantage.
The forward, who primarily operates on the left of a front three or behind a recognised striker, has started seven games for Charlton this season, scoring three goals.
A move to the Premier League would represent a meteoric rise for the teenager, who was playing Sunday League football just over a year ago for Waterloo FC.
Charlton’s South London rivals Crystal Palace are also thought to be considering a move, with Eagles’ assistant boss Keith Millen recently confirming: “He’s one that has been flagged up.
“I’ve been at a couple of games and he’s played.
“If you are scoring and creating goals it is the best way to grab the headlines. It is harder for defenders. If forwards and wide men are doing well they are going to get attention.”