BREAKING NEWS: Fabrizio Romano reports that Chelsea has made a decision to pull the trigger in the signing of Nigerian international Osimhen. Reports from Italian media says the Nigeria international is ready to push for a deal. Osimhen is ready to move and the club is targeting a spectacular transfer

Victor Osimhen of Napoli is available for a January transfer to Chelsea, and the Nigerian striker is prepared to press for a deal.


Osimhen is the Blues’ top priority for the upcoming transfer window, according to The Telegraph, and he is anticipated “to be open to a move to Stamford Bridge.”

In September, FootballTransfers exclusively disclosed that Chelsea was making a strong push to sign Osimhen, surpassing Arsenal in the pursuit of the striker.

Despite Nicolas Jackson’s six goals in 12 Premier League games for Chelsea, questions remain regarding the Senegal international forward’s overall skill set. Jackson joined the team in the summer from Villarreal.

With 26 goals in 32 Serie A appearances while helping Napoli win the Scudetto the previous season, Osimhen, 24, is viewed as the solution to their center-forward woes.

His contract is now only 18 months away, and negotiations have been deadlocked for a few weeks.

Although Napoli has stated again that they want to keep the Nigerian, they will probably have to sell by the end of the summer at the latest. For the club, it is unimaginable that he would sign a free agent contract in the summer of 2025.

Osimhen will still fetch a hefty fee despite the contract impasse, which hasn’t been made any easier by a TikTok controversy in which he claimed to be the target of racial abuse and ridicule.

What’s the cost of Osimhen?
Aurelio De Laurentiis, the president of Napoli, had earlier hinted that the player might become the most expensive player in football history and that he “might” sell Osimhen to the Saudi Pro League for €500 million. However, in light of their current circumstances, that is no longer a feasible option.

Alternatively, Osimhen might surpass the Premier League record, which was established in January of last year when Chelsea paid €121 million to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica. It’s safe to say that his price tag will surpass €100 million.

Osimhen’s projected transfer value, according to FootballTransfers’ Player Valuation Model, is €79 million, with a maximum estimate that is slightly less than €100 million.

Since Napoli is trying to defend their championship, they probably won’t agree to a transfer until the summer at the latest. After a dismal start to the season, Rudi Garcia was replaced by Walter Mazzarri, and they are currently ranked fourth in Serie A.

Osimhen, on the other hand, has only recently returned from a hamstring injury and has six goals in 11 games.


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