BREAKING NEWS: coming live from Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal will go head to head with Chelsea for the signing of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer after the club legend issued a warning to them to do everything they can to secure his signing during the summer if the want to be way stronger next season. The 23-year-old has been in sensational form for Napoli this season, scoring 14 goals in 21 games. It is understood that Arsenal are willing to match any offer Chelsea make for Osimhen, with both clubs desperate to strengthen their attacking options. He said ” do everything you can next season to bring him to arsenal next season if you really want to compete for trophies next season, man city has halland, Liverpool has Salah and even Nunez, get osimhen now. Arsenal Ready to Out-Gun Chelsea in Race for Osimhen’s Signature.


Arsenal is contemplating entering the race against Chelsea for the acquisition of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen during the upcoming summer transfer window. The Nigerian international, currently engaged with the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations, revealed in an interview with CBS Sports that he has made the decision to depart the Serie A champions at the conclusion of the current season.

While Chelsea is considered the leading contender for Osimhen’s signature, they will need to match his recently-inserted release clause, valued between £100 million and £110 million. Arsenal has also expressed interest, having previously engaged with Osimhen’s representatives in 2022. It’s worth noting that Arsenal is exploring other striking options, including Ivan Toney, as Mikel Arteta aims to reinforce the forward line, a task hindered in the recent winter transfer window due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

Arsenal has yet to finalize their top summer striker target, but Chelsea is anticipated to pursue the 25-year-old African Player of the Year vigorously, even if it requires a substantial financial commitment encompassing both transfer fees and wages. Osimhen extended his contract until 2026 in December, with the agreement seen as a gesture of respect toward club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, ensuring Napoli receives a premium fee for a much-needed rebuild.

De Laurentiis, in a recent statement, suggested that Osimhen is likely to move to an English club, Paris Saint-Germain, or Real Madrid before the commencement of the next season. Meanwhile, Arsenal faces competition from Barcelona and Bayern Munich for the potential signing of Real Sociedad midfielder Martin Zubimendi, a prominent name on their wish list.

Zubimendi, primarily functioning as a No.6 but versatile enough to play as a No.8 similar to Declan Rice, is being considered as a replacement for the expected departure of Thomas Partey, who continues to grapple with persistent injury problems. Bayern Munich’s Christoph Freund recently met with Zubimendi in Portugal, and all three interested clubs are poised to lay the groundwork for a potential summer deal in the coming months.

While there was interest in Zubimendi’s services during the previous window, Real Sociedad has clarified that the player will only be released if his release clause is triggered. Zubimendi himself was determined to stay in Spain for the remainder of the season, especially with Sociedad set to face PSG in the Champions League last-16 after securing the top spot in Group D over Inter Milan.

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