Derby County youngster Festy Ebosele is a target for Udinese and Stuttgart.
The Sunday World says the Wexford lad is out of contract with Derby County at the end of the season and Wayne Rooney’s side, who are in administration due to their financial issues, fear they will lose Ebosele.
A reported bid of £500,000 from Derby’s bitter rivals Nottingham Forest was rejected last week but due to the background issues at Derby, who were docked 21 points this season due to their financial affairs, they are unlikely to be able to retain Ebosle.
Last week it was reported that the German trio of Wolfsburg, Freiburg and Mainz were interested in Ebosele but German media reports have linked him with Stuttgart.
But Udinese, who this week completed the signing of Ireland U19 cap James Abankwah from St Patrick’s Athletic in a €500,000 deal, have also been linked with Ebosele and their interest, given how quickly they completed the deal to sign Abankwah, could be significant.
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