Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are being linked with a summer move for Red Bull Salzburg star Patson Daka.
Daka is the latest player to be linked with a move after coming through Red Bull’s production line of talent, the forward having enjoyed a prolific record since signing for Salzburg after scoring 61 goals in just 114 appearances for the Austrian champions.
West Ham were linked with a move for the 22-year-old during the January transfer window, though Salzburger Nachtrichten, via the Mail, are reporting that Premier League giants Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are now monitoring the forward.
Daka is the leading scorer in the Austrian Bundesliga this season and has netted 27 goals in just 31 appearances in all competitions this season, the Zambian’s goal record attracting interest from several sides in need of attacking reinforcements.
Several of the Premier League’s leading sides are seeking a centre-forward this summer and Daka has emerged as an increasingly attractive option, the forward believed to be valued at around €20m by Salzburg who have been no strangers to losing their best assets in recent seasons.
Erling Haaland, Takumi Minamino, Hwang Hee-Chan and Dominik Szoboszlai have all departed over the past 18 months and Daka could be the next star to leave the club for one of Europe’s elite.
Salzburg currently lead the Austrian Bundesliga and are on course to win the title for an eighth consecutive campaign, though changes could be imminent with manager Jesse Marsch having been linked with the vacant managerial position at Celtic.
Daka has also previously spoken of his desire to emulate African stars such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with each of the trio having starred in the Premier League in recent seasons.