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Daryl Dike offered to Premier League clubs, Orlando City open to selling

Dike has scored three goals in eight USMNT caps to date.
Dike has scored three goals in eight USMNT caps to date. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
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United States international Daryl Dike has been offered to various Premier League clubs, with Orlando City willing to let the striker go in January, sources have told 90min.

The 21-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable rise, going from college soccer to playing for the USMNT and firing Orlando into the MLS Cup Playoffs in the space of two years.

Earlier this year, Dike spent time on loan with EFL Championship side Barnsley, scoring nine goals in 14 starts to fire the Tykes into the playoffs. Barnsley were keen to make the move permanent, but were unable to meet Orlando's $20m buyout clause, while the Florida side were unwilling to negotiate any lower.

Reports in the summer also revealed that Orlando City had rejected an offer in the region of $10m for Dike from one of the Premier League's so-called 'big six'. Given his continued success in MLS, that asking price is unlikely to have dropped.

Indeed, after a stellar end to the season in which he scored eight goals in his final 11 MLS appearances, the interest around Dike has not died down. 90min can confirm West Brom's interest in the striker - hardly surprising considering the Baggies are managed by Valerian Ismael who manned the dugout during Dike's spell at Barnsley.

90min can also reveal that Leeds United - who are part-owned by the San Francisco 49ers and have American Paraag Marathe installed as their vice-chairman - are keen on a deal, and that Orlando City are now much more open to letting Dike leave.

The eight-capped USMNT striker has already been offered out to various clubs in the Premier League, with at least half a dozen understood to be showing an interest.

A winter loan that could be made permanent in the summer would also be on the table under certain circumstances.

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