The Chelsea fan accused of making a racist monkey gesture towards Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has been named as Gavin Kirkham.

Chelsea and the police are both investigating an incident during the Blues' 5-4 Capital One Cup win over United on Wednesday night when a supporter - identified as Kirkham - was pictured mimicking a monkey at Welbeck.

Kirkham, from Letchworth n Hertfordshire, was stood in the Matthew Harding Stand when he was snapped gesticulating in the front row.

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Kirkham in the Matthew Harding Stand

The Chelsea fan lists his hobbies on Facebook as Chelsea, playing football and drinking, while his MySpace page shows him wearing a Borat mankini, dressed up in female clothing and clutching a pint of bitter as a toddler.

Kirkham was yesterday door-stepped by The Sun and told the paper he had not been contacted by police and made no further comment other than he is "busy trying to earn a living".