Chelsea to gazump Manchester United in outrageous £115m deal for Nigerian superstar: report

Chelsea head coach Graham Potter and Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag shake hands after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in London on October 22, 2022.
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Chelsea are set to blow Manchester United out of the water for another transfer worth over £100 million.

The pair have rarely dealt with each other in the transfer market but have a history of coming to blows when it comes to identifying the same targets. Chelsea infamously signed the likes of Arjen Robben and John Obi Mikel under Manchester United's noses in the noughties, while more recently, they both fought for Frenkie De Jong last summer. 

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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.