BREAKING: Chelsea Signs Victor Osimhen For £100m?—Chelsea are prepared to bid £100million for their top priority transfer target Victor Osimhen, according to Football Insider. Blues boss Graham Potter is keen to add more firepower and goals to his side, and wants a natural centre-forward to be signed in the summer.
Napoli value Osimhen at around £100million and will hold out for nine-figure bids in order to let go of their star striker.
Chelsea are aware that they are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League next season which could make negotiations harder with Osimhen, but the London club are prepared to flex their financial muscle and enter a bidding war for the 24-year-old to give themselves the best chance of signing him.
Chelsea have lacked a genuine goalscorer in the squad this season. Kai Havertz has been their best with nine goals and two of those have come from the penalty spot.
Hence, Graham Potter’s side need to improve the striking department in the summer and Osimhen would be a fabulous signing as he is in the peak of his playing career.
Osimhen has been in extraordinary form for Napoli this season. In his 29 appearances for the Italian side, he has scored 25 goals and provided a further 5 assists.
The Nigerian ace has also been impressive with his off the ball movement and high pressing. He could be the perfect centre-forward for Chelsea for many seasons.
The London giants have the funds to compete for his signature this summer but they could face stiff competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
PSG are loaded with a star-studded trio of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar in attack, but they are planning an ambitious swoop for Osimhen this summer.
Their sporting director Luis Campos is planning to hold discussions with the striker’s representative over a potential switch to Parc des Princes ahead of next season.
United are also desperate for a new marksman for the 2023/24 campaign. They could look to trump Chelsea to the player with the incentive of Champions League football.
Source:The Genius Media