CHELSEA could land Napoli striker Victor Osimhen for a cut-price fee next summer, sources have told Football Insider.
Osimhen has ready established himself as one of the very best strikers in the game right now and a man that is tipped to make a big transfer move in the next couple of windows.
He helped Napoli win their first League title for many seasons and led the scoring charts in the process – with reports suggesting that the Italians now value him at around the £170 million mark.
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The Nigeria international is out of contract in Naples in June 2025, meaning he will have just a year remaining when next summer’s window rolls around.
Napoli are yet to make progress in contract talks with Osimhen, which has piqued the interest of potential suitors, but the Italian giants could be forced to accept a lower price for their prize asset in 2024 – having previously set their asking price at around £170million.
Reporter Iomie Stanley says he could be a great signing for the Blues, he told IcFootballnews: ‘CHELSEA need a striker – he could be a very solid addition to that front-line that is for certain guys.
‘This contract situation will give the Blues a chance – but we cant see a move happening this summer as this is probably a ploy by his agent to get some more money and get the demands that Osimhen desires.
‘But one thing is for certain – CHELSEA have a very exciting attack – but they need to sign an actual striker that is used to playing down the middle – and they need to hurry up about it too, as they are missing out on some big names.
‘It is great looking to the future and buying talents they can make money on, but football is all about winning and if a team like Chelsea are not doing that, they will no longer attract the biggest players.
‘If the reports are true, which we believe might not be, he could be a great signing for Chelsea.’
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