Exclusive: Osimhen ruled out, but transfer expert thinks £80 million Chelsea target is “gettable” in January.

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has given an update on Chelsea's progress in their hunt for a striker, as the West London club plans to enter both transfer markets in 2024.


Nicolas Jackson, a summer acquisition from Villarreal, was supposed to back up Christopher Nkunku for the Blues. However, the Frenchman had a catastrophic injury in preseason and hasn’t played for the team since.

This season, Mauricio Pochettino’s team has had moments of goal-scoring difficulty. Chelsea has only scored 13 goals thus far, which is half of what Aston Villa and Newcastle have scored.

Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney are the two names who have been connected to Stamford Bridge, and Fabrizio Romano provides an update on Pochettino’s pursuit of a number nine.

Nicolas Jackson joined Chelsea this summer.

Fabrizio Romano on Chelsea’s pursuit of a forward.

According to Fabrizio’ most recent exclusive essay for footballwave, Chelsea has a chance to sign Toney, but it will be extremely difficult to sign Osimhen.

According to the journalist, Chelsea is interested in adding another striker in 2024, but they haven’t decided whether to make the transfer in January or wait until the summer. Within the team, there is optimism for Christopher Nkunku’s comeback from a knee injury and faith in Armando Broja and Nicolas Jackson.

“Victor Osimhen signing with Chelsea in the middle of the season will be next to impossible. Even though Aurelio De Laurentiis’s contract with Napoli hasn’t expired, the Nigerian forward just doesn’t want to sell in January. If Osimhen doesn’t extend, he will undoubtedly depart for more than €100 million, but Napoli is willing to wait until the summer unless they receive an incredible offer.

In January, Ivan Toney is a more “achievable” goal. He has been the subject of internal debates at Chelsea, Arsenal, and Spurs. Although some sources believe Brentford’s request for at least £65 million may be closer to £80 million,






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