Report: Three bids on the table as Celtic and Newcastle chase Richmond Boakye, he wants England move

Richmond Boakye of FK Crvena Zvezda shoots during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and Crvena Zvezda at Emirates Stadium on November 2, 2017 in London, United...

Everton, Celtic and Newcastle United are reportedly keen on Richmond Boakye.

Cologne's Danish defender Frederik Soerensen and Belgrade´s Ghanean forward Richmond Boakye vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League group H football match between FC Cologne and FC...

According to Ghana Soccernet, Red Star Belgrade have received three offers for star striker Richmond Boakye – but he wants a move to England.

Boakye has been something of a nomad before joining Red Star in January, bouncing around the likes of Latina, Sassuolo, Roda JC and Elche after a 2012 move to Genoa.

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Moving to Serbia in January of this year has been a blessing for Boakye though, as he hit 16 goals in 20 games to end last season – and his goalscoring exploits have continued this term with 22 goals in 27 appearances.

Richmond Boakye of FK Crvena Zvezda shoots during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and Crvena Zvezda at Emirates Stadium on November 2, 2017 in London, United...

The Ghanaian hitman is being linked with a January move, and Ghana Soccernet report that Red Star have received three bids from other clubs around Europe in preparation for the transfer window opening.

It's claimed that Anderlecht have offered €6million (£5.25million), Rennes have offered €7million (£6.15million), and Besiktas have offered a loan-to-buy deal worth €9million (£7.9million), but his future remains far from clear.

The report states that Boakye has ruled out a move to China because he wants a move to England, which could also rule out Celtic, who are interested according to the Daily Mail.

Crvena Zvezda's forward Richmond Boakye (L) vies with Bate's defender Denis Polyakov during the UEFA Europa League match between FK Crvena Zvezda Beograd and Bate Borisov at the Rajko...

That may just spell good news for Everton and Newcastle though, who want to sign Boakye according to Informer and ESPN respectively, but with three bids already on the table, they need to move quickly.

With a deal unlikely to cost more than £10million, Premier League clubs are unsurprisingly queueing up to sign Boakye, but his patchy record outside of Serbia should be a red flag for teams.

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