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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly leading the race to sign Stade Reims centre-forward Hugo Ekitike with Manchester United and Newcastle United also showing interest.According to Foot, Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their pursuit to sign Stade Reims’ 19-year-old forward Hugo Ekitike.

Luis Campos, who is reportedly set to take over from Leonardo as PSG’s sporting director, is handling the Ekitike move.

With a host of other clubs – Manchester United, Newcastle United, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund – tracking the teenager, PSG are eager to make the first move and are prepared to submit a €45million (N22billion) bid for Ekitike.

The French champions’ new recruitment policy reportedly focuses on signing talented youngsters with room for improvement.

The France U-20 international fits the bill in that case, and Campos has taken charge of the deal. He has reportedly made contact with Reims over a possible summer move.

The centre-forward was reportedly close to joining Newcastle in the January window, but a €45million (N22billion) move fell off at the last minute, and the player stayed put.

Ekitike still has two years left on his contract with the Ligue 1 side. The Magpies have retained their interest but have been joined by multiple other interested parties.

By Amara

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