• Patson Daka somehow denies his move to Chelsea
  • West Ham is believed to be in the lead to acquire Daka
  • Daka holds an acceptable release fee, but RB Salzburg may raise his price tag

Patson Daka of RB Salzburg is a name to watch out for this coming summer transfer window.

After seeing some tweets alleging that the 22-year-old forward was headed to Chelsea, it appears all these are nothing more than false claims.

Daka had retweeted a post that read: "@ChelseaFC are set to swoop for @PatsonDaka20 from the nose of @LFC and @West Ham. His qualities have been related to the #legend @didierdrogba."

However, he mysteriously reversed that move, un-retweeting it that it would not appear on his wall.

Unfortunately, the move came after some followers had already taken snapshots of the said post.

Regardless if he did reverse his retweet of that post, it is hardly proof that the Blues are close to signing the Zambian footballer.

But since that rumor has now been somehow negated, it gives teams like West Ham and Liverpool some sigh of relief.

The Hammers and Reds have been linked to Daka, who has proven to be a talent that can score goals.

So far, he has made 27 goals across all competitions during the 2019-20 season and 34 times last term.

The fact that he can find the back of the net is enough reason for multiple teams to seriously consider signing Daka if he is available.

Also, West Ham and Liverpool are not the only ones keeping tabs on the situation of Daka.

Other teams in the mix include Manchester United and Arsenal. But of all the squads mentioned, the Hammers are reportedly at the top of the list pursuing Daka.

Noah Okafor (L) and Patson Daka (R) both of Red Bull Salzburg
Noah Okafor (L) and Patson Daka (R) both of Red Bull Salzburg Getty Images | Andreas Schaad

To snag Daka from RB Salzburg, teams will have to fork out over $28 million for the deal to go down.

Despite financial constraints caused by the pandemic, any of the teams are likely to bite the bait due to what he brings offensively.

There is a chance that Die Roten Bullen may hike their asking price to scare off suitors.

But right now, that is the asking fee that needs to be met, and a deal could go down this summer transfer window.