By Prince Dulzy
English giants Chelsea are reported to be eyeing a move for Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan this summer.
According to Caughtoffside.com, new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is an ardent fan of the Shanghai SIPG forward, and has expressed interest in brining him back to Western Europe after learning of his availability.
The Ghana international featured for Modena and Udinese in the Serie A, before joining Premier League side, Sunderland in 2010.
He played two seasons at the Stadium of Light for the Black Cats, making a big impact in the EPL with a series of powerful, explosive displays—before leaving the European game to chase petrodollars in the United Arab Emirates with Al Ain FC before moving to Shanghai SIPG last year.
Asamoah Gyan currently earns a mooted $350,000 at Chinese Super League club, a fee which has placed him among the top six highest paid players in the world.
Due to injuries this season, the Chinese based club are willing to part ways with the Ghanaian international, and have already lined up Zenit St. Petersburg hitman Hulk as a possible replacement.
He scored four goals in ten league games last season with Shanghai, but has made only six appearances in the current campaign, hitting two goals.
Gyan holds the record as the African player with the highest number of goals, six, at the Fifa World Cup. He still tops the all-time goal-scoring chart for Ghana, scoring 48 goals in 95 caps.
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