Chase on for Sochaux ace Ekambi

HITC Sport understands that a host of English clubs are looking at the Cameroon international striker.

A host of English clubs are chasing Sochaux ace Karl Toko Ekambi, HITC Sport understands.

The 22-year-old joined Ligue 2 outfit Sochaux last summer from FC Paris, but he showed outstanding form in his first year with the club and finished as one of the top scorers  in the division with 14 goals.

The French-born youngster has just become a full Cameroon international, after accepting a call-up from the Indomitable Lions, and he could now be on the move before the end of the transfer window.

Ligue 1 club Lorient had targeted him as a replacement for Jordan Ayew, who recently joined Aston Villa – but they cannot compete with even most Championship sides when it comes to terms.

North East trio Newcastle United, Sunderland and Middlesbrough are among those who have been keeping tabs on Ekambi’s progress, whilst Queens Park Rangers and Burnley are also understood to be showing an interest.

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