Watford in talks to sign Chelsea forward Ugbo and Rochdale's Baah

Watford in talks with Chelsea over £5m move for forward Ike Ugbo with Hornets also closing in on 18-year-old Rochdale winger Kwadwo Baah

  • Watford are want to strengthen having been promoted back to Premier League 
  • Hornets are in discussions with Chelsea over possible move for Ike Ugbo
  • Teenage winger Kwadwo Baah underwent medical with club on Wednesday

Watford have opened talks with Chelsea over a £5million deal for striker Ike Ugbo and hope to add talented winger Kwadwo Baah from Rochdale.

Baah, 18, is out of contract in the summer and was due to join Manchester City in January only for a medical issue to halt negotiations. 

Watford have subsequently stepped in to offer a £125,000 compensation fee for Baah and he underwent a medical with the newly promoted Premier League side on Wednesday.

Ike Ugbo (right), on loan at Cercle Brugge from Chelsea, is a target for Watford this summer

Should that reveal no issues they will discuss a five year deal.

Ugbo is another young forward who has been impressing while on loan with Cercle Brugge in Belgium.

The 22-year old has scored 16 goals this season and Brugge have an option to make the move permanent. 

Watford have proposed to match that option while there is also interest from other clubs including Genk and Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Further talks are planned in the coming weeks.

Young winger Kwadwo Baah has impressed this season for Rochdale in League One 

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