Chelsea leading race to sign Championship in-demand forward

As the summer transfer window steadily nears, PL teams will already be in the process of identifying targets and arranging moves, with some eyeing the Championship for any possible bargains.

Barnsley striker Daryl Dike continues to pop up in the transfer rumour mill ahead of the season end, with the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea, Man United, and Leeds United, to name a few, linked. Wait too long, of course, and some of the heavyweights may snap him up first.

Registering an impressive rate of eight goals in 14 games, it’s not entirely surprising that the 20-year-old has caught the eye whilst on loan from Orlando City. The talented centre-forward would certainly make a great deal of sense for Marcelo Bielsa’s West Yorkshire outfit, particularly with star man Raphinha being eyed by Liverpool.

With a valuation of €5m, the American would represent a low-risk potential bargain for any PL side willing to take a punt. For clubs lower down the table, it may be a chance too good to turn down, with the financial ramifications of Covid-19 severely affecting the transfer plans of sides around Europe.

It remains to be seen if Christian Pulisic can start to perform more consistently soon, but he looked in fine shape against Palace as he scored twice in a 4-1 win for the Blues.