'They've always wanted him' - Anderlecht's interest in Chelsea striker confirmed by his inner circlePublished: July 20, 2021
A member of Ike Ugbo's inner circle has confirmed that Belgian powerhouse R.S.C. Anderlecht are showing interest in signing the Chelsea striker this summer.
Despite training with the first team since the start of pre-season, the academy product is set to end his long-term affiliation with the Blues before the window closes for business.
Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany is in the market for a striker and Ugbo is on the shortlist of candidates to replace ex-Manchester City star Lukas Nmecha who sealed a permanent transfer to Wolfsburg this month.
Ugbo faced Anderlecht three times last season during a loan spell at Cercle Brugge, with Kompany watching him from the dugout, and the former Manchester City captain knows the quality the Nigerian would bring to his side should he sign on the dotted line.
Asked to confirm if Anderlecht are genuinely interested in signing Ugbo, a top source who does not want his name in print told allnigeriasoccer.com : "They have always wanted him".
It is understood that Racing Genk are in pole position to sign the Super Eagles hopeful when it comes to Belgian clubs only.
Ugbo has entered the final twelve months of his contract at Chelsea and is valued in the region of five million euros by the European champions.
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