Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United vying for Ademola Lookman

Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Ademola Lookman from Serie A club Atalanta in the summer transfer window.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Ademola Lookman might return to the Premier League in the summer transfer window. Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United are keen on signing the Atalanta attacker. Meanwhile, the Serie A club will demand around €60 million to part ways with the Nigerian international.

Ademola Lookman resurrecting his fortunes

Ademola Lookman has found a stable footing in his career since joining Atalanta from RB Leipzig in August 2022. A native of London, he graduated from the youth division at Charlton Athletic before moving to Everton in January 2017. However, the subsequent half a decade was a frustrating period for the player.

The former England youth international chose to represent Nigeria internationally in March 2022, which sparked his turnaround at the club level. Lookman has come leaps and bounds in the last two years, making his breakthrough in the 2023/24 season, including a match-winning hat-trick in the UEFA Europa League final.

The 26-year-old contributed to 27 goals in 45 appearances across all competitions for Atalanta in the 2023/24 season, finding the back of the net 17 times while providing ten assists. Meanwhile, Lookman’s progress at the Serie A club has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of high-profile Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United.

Premier League return on the horizon?

Chelsea’s interest in Ademola Lookman is understandable. The Blues have lost the race to sign Michael Olise to Bayern Munich, forcing them to turn their attention to the Atalanta attacker. Meanwhile, the Serie A club will demand around €60 million to sell Lookman, although the price tag is arguably excessive.

As for Liverpool, the Reds are in a spot of bother over the long-term futures of Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah. Lookman is thus a viable target for Liverpool. Meanwhile, Manchester United can have a long-term right-wing solution if they land the Nigerian international, although he prefers a central role.

It will be interesting to see if Lookman returns to the Premier League after failing to make his mark for Everton and Leicester City. Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United will aim to land the €60 million-rated Atalanta attacker in the summer transfer window.

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