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Reports: Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United interested in £40m attacker

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all in the market for attacking players this summer and latest reports from Daily Mail claim that the Premier League giants have turned their attention towards Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey. The Jamaican national has been in fine form ever since the restart and his performances have been turning heads and attracting suitors.

One of the most exciting attackers in the Bundesliga at the moment, Bayer value the 22-year-old youngster at £40 million which is significantly cheaper than the likes of Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish. Blessed with electric pace and quick feet, Bailey could prove to be an excellent investment for the three teams.

With a German cup final against Bayern Munich to come on July 4th for Leverkusen, a good performance from Bailey in the showpiece event might accelerate his move to the Premier League.

Chelsea have already been active in this transfer market having secured the signing of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner. With Hakim Ziyech set to join the Blues as well, Roman Abramovich and Frank Lampard are looking to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.

Manchester United on the other hand will be looking to strengthen their attack as well. With Daniel James still settling, and any move for Sancho likely to cost more than £100 million, a move for Bailey might make perfect sense both financially and tactically. With Manchester City resigned to losing Leroy Sane in the summer, there might soon be a battle between the two Manchester giants to sign the promising 22-year-old Jamaican international.

The uncertain times due to the Coronavirus pandemic might see a completely different transfer market this summer with clubs focusing on value for money deals instead of going for big money superstar signings. Fees in excess of £100 million might be very rare in this transfer window and it will be interesting to see what moves the Premier League giants make to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2020/21 season.

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