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​Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo close to joining Genk

Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo is close to joining Genk on a permanent contract.

The 22-year-old has been involved in preseason with the Blues, but is not in the immediate plans of manager Thomas Tuchel.

According to Goal.com, he is closing in on a €5 million transfer to the Belgian top flight.

The likes of Fulham, Watford, Monaco and Anderlecht made moves for Ugbo after he impressed on loan at Cercle Brugge.

But he received the strongest proposal from Genk, and is now close to signing a contract.

The Blues lose a forward who has been at the club since he was nine years old.


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