Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham United submit Noah Okafor enquiry

Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham United enquired about a January move for Noah Okafor, with the Swiss striker available for €35 million.

According to Tutto Mercato Web, Noah Okafor could be available for €35 million amid enquiries from three top Premier League clubs. Arsenal, Chelsea, and West Ham United are keen on the Swiss World Cup-bound striker.

Noah Okafor continues to make a name for himself and remain in the vision of several European elites. The World Cup-bound striker, available for €35 million, has attracted suitors as he is set to feature for Switzerland in Qatar.

Following impressive displays for Red Bull Salzburg this season, yielding ten goals across all competitions, the Swiss forward remains on the list of several high-profile clubs. There is decent interest coming from Spain and Italy, but it appears Premier League clubs are more than keen to land him in January.

In the next window, Okafor will have 18 months left on his deal, thus alerting suitors of his possible availability. Red Bull Salzburg are reportedly trying to extend his deal, but the 22-year-old could refuse to sign a new contract and move on. And a €35 million price tag will be attractive for Premier League clubs.

Embed from Getty Images

Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham United have made enquiries recently and could battle for the Swiss striker. Starting with the Gunners, Mikel Arteta is supposedly seeking a different option than Eddie Nketiah. While Gabriel Jesus remains the undisputed leading frontman, Okafor could allow a different style to evolve.

Red Bull Salzburg quoted €35 million to the Gunners, but they could negotiate the price down. Meanwhile, Chelsea are in the market for a new frontman, with their options proving fruitless this season. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, in particular, has come in for scrutiny, and Graham Potter could be open to a new addition.

Chelsea could make up to four January signings, and a striker might be among those. Okafor could prove a good addition for his style of play and prolific in front of goal.

Meanwhile, West Ham manager David Moyes remains open to new attacking additions. Michail Antonio and summer arrival Gianluca Scamacca offer similar attributes in the position. And Okafor could be a different option the club could ponder having.

The price tag may be a bit high for West Ham’s liking, but Moyes might be open to investing. For now, Okafor will be focused on his duties at the World Cup. Some good performances in Qatar could elevate the interest of his suitors, thus making a move probable in January.

Leave Comment


Welcome Back!

Login to your account below

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.