Red Bull Salzburg forward Hee-chan Hwang is “interested” in making a move to our club, according to Evening Standard journalist Tom Collomosse.
The South Korean international could be available for just over £13million reports the newspaper, but we may face competition from Liverpool to sign the player.
Hwang has been impressive in Salzburg’s run to the Europa League semi-finals, scoring in the second leg of the quarter-final against Lazio.
He has been in Austria for three years having been picked out of Korean K-League side Pohang Steeler’s youth setup.
We have apparently been scouting the 22-year old for a while, and it looks as though Son has been acting as an intermediary in trying to get his international teammate to move to London.
The pair are friends, and it is said Hwang would be very keen to link up with his fellow Korean at club level.
His scoring record is a concern though. 28 goals in 83 appearances for Salzburg is 1 goal in every 3 matches on average, and nearly all of his games have been played as a central striker.