4 Players Chelsea Are Considering Signing Should Osimhen Join PSG This Summer

4 Players Chelsea Are Considering Signing Should Osimhen Join PSG This Summer

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 6, 2024 at 3:20 PM
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  • Chelsea will consider signing Lautaro Martinez in the summer transfer window
  • The Blues are preparing alternatives for number one target Victor Osimhen
  • Osimhen is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, and Manchester United

Chelsea potential pursuit of Victor Osimhen could be in jeopardy as Paris Saint-Germain seems to have overtaken the Blues in the race to sign the Napoli forward in the summer.

The 25-year-old forward has been the Blues number one transfer target as owner Todd Boehly looks determined to sign a marquee striker to his squad ahead of the 2024/25 season.

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Victor Osimhen will reportedly join PSG in the summer as the French champions are ready to pay his hefty release clause when the transfer market opens. Photo by Francesco Pecoraro.
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According to Sports Mole, PSG are edging closer to the Osimhen's significant release clause, making them the current favourites to price him away from the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The Nigerian forward signed a new contract with Napoli in December to extend his deal until the summer of 2026, and has a €130m release clause inserted in his new deal.

Chelsea, realising that they could potentially lose Osimhen in the summer, have prepared a list of strikers that could potentially replace their number one target.

4 strikers Chelsea want to sign

Meanwhile, Sporting CP's Viktor Gyokeres, Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez, and Brentford's Ivan Toney are additional names currently being examined by Chelsea should Osimhen leave for PSG this summer, Football Transfers reports.

Artem Dovbyk is also one of the players who is being followed by the Blues as a possible alternative to the Napoli striker as the widen their search for a new striker when the transfer window opens.

The Ukrainian striker has 16 goals and five assists in 28 LaLiga games this season, a better return compared to Chelsea’s Nicholas Jackson who has struggled in front of goal for the Blues.

Osimhen to replace Mbappe at PSG

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Italian football agent, Dario Canovi, believes Osimhen is destined for Paris Saint-Germain despite reported interests from Premier League clubs.

Cavoni expressed his confidence in the reigning African Player of The Year moving to France, citing the ongoing saga involving Kylian Mbappe's rumoured exit to Real Madrid.

Osimhen has 131 goals in 251 appearances for club and country. He has been a standout performer for Napoli since he arrived from Lille in 2020.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..