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Man United and Chelsea chase South Korean starlet Son Heung Min

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Asian players have been gradually taking over the leagues across Europe, with Germany in particular able to find gems in the Far-East. After Shinji Kagawa won all before him with Borussia Dortmund, it is now Son Heung Min’s turn to grab the attention of Europe’s biggest clubs. The 20 year old Hamburg attacker is being linked with Manchester United and Chelsea by the Sunday People, with the Bundesliga club braced for a summer raid.

Son has been previously linked with Tottenham and Liverpool but his stock has since risen to become a target for the Premier League’s biggest clubs. United and Chelsea have had scouts watch the tricky forward this season and he hasn’t disappointed either, scoring nine goals in the league so far. A versatile attacker, Son can play all along the front-line and even as an outright winger.

Hamburg might also be tempted to cash in on a player they are bound to lose in due time as his contract expires next summer. £10m is the price tag being quoted at the moment for the youngster, who recently became the first South Korean to be named in the Associate Press Soccer Rankings, coming in at 7th behind a certain Robin van Persie.


Chelsea and United both have plenty of attacking firepower in their squad, with the Red Devils snapping up Kagawa only last summer while Chelsea brought in Eden Hazard, Oscar, Marko Marin and Victor Moses. The commercial value of an Asian player is also not lost on either club, especially Chelsea who have been trying hard to crack the Asian market for ages.