Transfer news: Premier League clubs track Senegal duo Stephane Badji and Kara Mbodj

COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 1:  Stephane Badji of Senegal  move the ball during the Men's Football first round Group A Match between Senegal and Unit
Image: Stephane Badji: Attracting interest from England

Sky Sports understands a host of Premier League clubs are tracking Senegal duo Stephane Badji and Kara Mbodj.

Badji and Mbodj, both 24, have been earning rave reviews for club and country over the last 12 months and their performances have not gone unnoticed among clubs across Europe.

Defender Mbodj is currently plying his trade for Alex McLeish's Genk, having graduated from Patrick Vieira's Diambars Academy in Senegal.

All-action midfielder Badji, who partners Hull's Mohamed Diame in midfield for Senegal, plays for SK Brann in Norway and he has established himself as a key player in the side for club and country.

Genk's Kara Mbodj celebrates after scoring the 1-1 goal during the Belgian Jupiler Pro League football match against RSCA Anderlecht
Image: Kara Mbodj: Impressing for Genk

The duo's talents have come to the attention of several English sides and scouts are expected to watch the pair in action for Senegal in their African Nations Cup qualifying double-header against Tunisia this week.

The agent of both players, Willie McKay, admitted interest was growing in Badji and Mbodj and that the pair would be keen on a move to the Premier League.

"I am aware that a number of Premier League clubs are keeping tabs on Badji and Mbodj and scouts are expected to watch them when they play for Senegal this week," McKay told Sky Sports.

"The two boys have impressed for Senegal and are regarded as two of the most exciting talents in the current squad.

"I believe they both have big futures ahead of them and that they would be a success if they came to England and with a number of their team-mates already in the Premier League, they would love the chance to play there as well."

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