Premier League duo Everton and Fulham are interested in signing Brentford's Frank Onyeka during the January transfer window, according to The Guardian's Ed Aarons.
The midfielder is expected to command a transfer fee of more than £20 million as he only just put pen to paper on a new deal with Brentford last summer and it remains to be seen if he will be open to leaving.
Onyeka has struggled to nail down a starting berth under Brentford head coach Thomas Frank having started just six of his side's 19 league matches so far.
Time for Frank Onyeka to leave Brentford in search of more game time
Since moving to Brentford in 2021, Oneyeka has seen his number of starts continually decrease every season and has cut a peripheral figure.
A move away from his current employers could be just what he needs to reinvigorate his career as the 26-year-old, who left Denmark as one of the best midfielders in the Superliga, enters into his prime years.
Joining Fulham would see Onyeka team up with international colleagues Calvin Bassey, Tosin Adarabioyo and Alex Iwobi which could give them the edge over Everton.
Onyeka is still contracted to Brentford until 2027 so there may be no immediate rush over his long-term future in West London.
In the meantime, he is on international duty with Nigeria ahead of the start of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations and will be looking to impress for the Super Eagles.
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Onyeka could be set for a more prominent role for Jose Peseiro's men in Ivory Coast following the absence of Wilfred Ndidi through injury.
Onyeka came on as a second-half substitute in Nigeria's most recent AFCON warm-up friendly against Guinea on Tuesday when the West Africans fell to a 2-0 defeat.
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