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Chelsea Confident Victor Osimhen Keen To Join The Club Next Summer. by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:36am On Nov 15, 2023
Victor Osimhen is open to a move to Chelsea, but the Blues may have to wait until next summer to prise the Nigeria forward away from Napoli.

A new striker is a top transfer priority for Chelsea and Osimhen has emerged as a key target.

The Blues have been encouraged that the 24-year-old would be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge.

He has described Chelsea legend Didier Drogba as one of his football idols and likes the idea of playing in the Premier League.

But Napoli value Osimhen at well over £100million and their president Aurelio De Laurentiis, a notoriously tough negotiator, is unlikely to sell him in January.

Napoli, who were last season crowned Italian champions for the first time since 1990, are struggling in Serie A and face a fight to qualify for the Champions League again next season.

They have sacked coach Rudi Garcia and De Laurentiis wants Osimhen to spearhead a revival under new coach Walter Mazzarri.

Chelsea are still considering whether to move for a striker in January and are expected to wait until at least mid-December to finalise their plans for the winter transfer window.

The Blues are keeping their options open and much is likely to depend on the form of Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku and Armando Broja.

After a difficult start to the season, Jackson scored a hat-trick in the 4-1 win at Tottenham and was also on the scoresheet in Sunday’s thrilling 4-4 draw with Manchester City.

Nkunku, the £52million summer signing, is closing in on a return after missing the start of the season with a knee injury, and there is real excitement about the impact he could have.

Cole Palmer is also in blistering form, having stepped up in a central role in recent weeks.

Chelsea also have interest in Brentford striker Ivan Toney and another potential option is Club Brugge forward Antonio Nusa, though he is seen as more of a wide player.

Osimhen, who scored 31 goals to fire Napoli to the Serie A title last season, is likely to be the best striker on the market so Chelsea could be tempted to wait for him until next summer.

Manchester United were linked with a move for Osimhen last summer before they signed Rasmus Hojlund.

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Re: Chelsea Confident Victor Osimhen Keen To Join The Club Next Summer. by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:36am On Nov 15, 2023
Victor Osimhen has provided a hint over his potential preferred destination. Speaking on John Obi Mikel's 'The Obi One Podcast', he said: "I don't have a favourite Premier League team but I've two jerseys: Chelsea and Man United.

"Many friends of mine are Chelsea fans, few are Man United fans." Osimhen added: "Premier League is the most appreciated league by every African player - it's a huge league."

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Re: Chelsea Confident Victor Osimhen Keen To Join The Club Next Summer. by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:37am On Nov 15, 2023
He will be highly welcome to our darling team.
The kinda striker we need at this moment. ❤️ 😍 💖

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Re: Chelsea Confident Victor Osimhen Keen To Join The Club Next Summer. by Ahmed0336(m): 1:13am On Nov 15, 2023
Gr8 choice.

Man U and Azznal is a no no

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