Premier League sides told that Seydou Doumbia won’t come cheap.
Russian side CSKA Moscow have informed Premier League trio Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur that it would take an offer in the region of £20 million to tempt them into selling prolific striker Seydou Doumbia, according to reports from the Express.
Doumbia has long been linked with a Premier League move, but interest seems to have intensified since his fine displays against Manchester City in the Champions League this season, with the 26 year-old Ivory Coast international linked with three of England’s biggest sides.
According to CSKA general director Roman Babaev, however, it would cost a princely sum to tempt the Russians into selling Doumbia, meaning that a lot of faith would have to be put in the Ivorian’s ability if he was to be pursued:
“If I have to make an assessment based on the market and the level of the player, I think that Doumbia is worth £20m.”