Marseille enter race to sign Chelsea striker

Ligue 1 giants Marseille have entered the race to sign Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo, according to reports.

The academy graduate – who has just one year remaining on his contract with the Blues – has long been expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer after an impressive 2020/21 campaign in Belgium with Club Brugge.

Belgian side Genk were thought to be in the driving seat for the 22-year-old.

A deal to return to the Belgian top-flight has been in the pipeline for several weeks with Genk having agreed a fee of around £4.2million with Chelsea.

But according to Football Mercato, Ugbo has been offered to Marseille after scoring 16 goals on loan at Cercle Brugge last season.