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Chelsea to battle Manchester United for prolific 21-year-old European marksman

Chelsea 'eyeing' SL Benfica striker and Manchester United target Goncalo Ramos.
Chelsea 'eyeing' SL Benfica striker and Manchester United target Goncalo Ramos. (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Chelsea ‘eyeing’ SL Benfica striker and Manchester United target Goncalo Ramos

Premier League rivals Chelsea are ‘eyeing’ a summer move for SL Benfica star and Manchester United target Goncalo Ramos, according to Football Insider (h/t Manchester Evening News).

Just like the Red Devils, the Blues will also be looking to bolster their attack in the upcoming transfer window. To that end, the Portugal international is on both teams’ radar.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the Old Trafford side’s preferred option. However, the Manchester-based club are keeping tabs on other alternative options as well, including the 21-year-old who plays for the Eagles.

Chelsea 'eyeing' SL Benfica striker and Manchester United target Goncalo Ramos.
Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race for Goncalo Ramos of SL Benfica. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Apart from the two English top-flight sides, other top European teams also have the striker on their radar. However, the Primeira Liga outfit are expected to demand around £70 million to part ways with him.

Ramos made his way through the youth ranks at Benfica. The Portuguese has broken onto the scene in the current campaign, finding the back of the net 25 times in 38 appearances in all competitions for the Eagles.

Chelsea have struggled to score goals this season. The Blues have parted ways with Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter since last summer. The Stamford Bridge side have invested heavily in their attack over the last two transfer windows.

However, Kai Havertz has been the Blues’ number nine for most of the campaign. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has found game time hard to come by. The West London club also got Joao Felix on loan in January, amongst other forwards.

As for United, Anthony Martial and Wout Weghirst are the only two natural strikers at Erik ten Hag’s disposal at the moment. Unfortunately, the two have been unreliable, with the French national out injured for most of the campaign and the Burnley loanee struggling in front of goal.

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Therefore, the Red Devils evidently need to buy a prolific number nine next summer. However, with Chelsea in the running for Ramos as well, it remains to be seen whether the Blues will beat us to the 21-year-old’s signature.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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