Man United and Chelsea Threaten Top Italian Sides’ Plans

Milan are facing a new fearsome competitor in the race to acquire Joshua Zirkzee, Manchester United, while Chelsea are way ahead of Roma and Napoli for Samu Omorodion, whom they are eyeing to substitute for their strikers.

According to Sky, the Red Devils have collected info about the conditions to sign the Bologna ace. It remains to be determined whether they’ll be willing to abide by the lofty request of his agent Kia Joorabchian. The Rossoneri remain keen on Artem Dovbyk should they fail to land their top target.

While Milan are still the frontrunners for Zirkzee despite Manchester United poking around, Chelsea are top of the queue for Omorodion, whom Roma and Napoli are tracking to replace Romelu Lukaku and Victor Osimhen.

The Blues have tendered €40M, but Atletico Madrid turned down the offer. They aim to keep the budding striker in their squad next season. The player appears on the same page. There’s a €80M release clause in his contract. He has recorded 9 goals in 35 matches while on loan to Deportivo Alaves in 2024/2025. The London outfit is also keen on Jhon Duran. The Rossoneri kicked the tires on him in the past.

Our Take on Manchester United and Chelsea Tracking Zirkzee and Omorodion

There’s almost no chance the latter moves to Italy given his price tag and his side’s stance. The only team that could perhaps have a chance is Milan if they have to pivot away from the Dutchman. It’s always possible that the rumors are just a ploy to put pressure on them.

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