Chelsea has reportedly made a bid to acquire Victor Osimhen. The talented striker from Napoli, who has expressed his refusal to extend his contract with the Italian club. Calcio Napoli24 has stated that Osimhen has received offers from both Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain and is determined not to renew his contract with Napoli. The report also mentions that Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, has arranged a meeting with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. To evaluate the situation in preparation for a possible transfer during the summer.
Victor Osimhen, the 24-year-old striker, has gained significant recognition as one of Europe’s most talented forwards. His remarkable goal-scoring prowess played a vital role in securing Napoli’s first Serie A title since 1990. Osimhen’s impressive performance this season includes a total of 28 goals and five assists in various competitions. It is his exceptional goal-scoring ability that has captured the attention of several top clubs.
Despite Napoli’s recent triumph, the club is facing internal challenges. They are currently in search of a new manager following Luciano Spalletti’s decision to take a sabbatical year from football. Additionally, there are rumors of potential departure of their director of football. Cristiano Giuntoli, who is said to have agreed to join their rival, Juventus.
Chelsea and Osimhen
Chelsea finds themselves in a desperate need for a new striker. Especially after a disappointing performance in front of goal last season. Consequently, the club is in expectation to make significant efforts to secure a new center forward during the upcoming summer transfer window. In their pursuit of bolstering their attacking options, Chelsea has already reached an agreement to acquire Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig for a reported fee of £50 million. However, they are also actively searching for another striker to complement Nkunku.
Several names have emerged as potential targets for the West London club, including Lautaro Martinez, Dusan Vlahovic, and more recently, Villarreal’s Nicolas Jackson. Nevertheless, Victor Osimhen remains the preference choice for new Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino. And the Blues are to be leading the race to secure his signature.
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