Chelsea, Spurs battling Prem duo for £35m-rated Mali hotshot

Oli Fisher

Chelsea and Spurs have reportedly joined Everton and West Ham in the race for a £35m-rated Porto striker.

According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, the London trio are battling Everton for forward Moussa Marega this summer.

Marega has begun to attract interest from clubs outside Portugal after a prolific season in which he netted 22 times in 29 league appearances.

New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini reportedly wants the Mali international as part of a squad overhaul this summer.

The former Manchester City manager has apparently been given a £75m summer budget to help revamp the Hammers’ squad.

Marega is able to be deployed as a wide man, but was used mainly as part of a front two last season alonside Vincent Aboubakar as Porto won the league title.

Bild, via the Daily Star, claimed both Liverpool and Spurs were keen to land Marega, branded the ‘Jamie Vardy of Portugal’.


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