Victor Osimhen: Chelsea and PSG Compete for Nigerian’s Signature As Napoli Stay Firm on Valuation

Victor Osimhen: Chelsea and PSG Compete for Nigerian’s Signature As Napoli Stay Firm on Valuation

Robert Abong'o
updated at April 13, 2024 at 4:25 PM
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  • Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly offered €90 million for Victor Osimhen
  • The French club have, however, fallen short of Napoli's €130 million valuation
  • Chelsea have reportedly made a player-plus-cash offer for the Nigerian striker

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly inching closer to securing the services of Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen.

The French club, however, face resistance from last season's Serie A champions, which surrounds meeting the player's valuation.

The Parisians are reportedly prepared to offer €90 million, equivalent to around N115.3 billion in Nigerian currency, for the Super Eagles forward.

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, is reportedly on his way out. Photo: Emmanuele Ciancaglini.
Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, is being pursued closely by PSG and Chelsea. Photo: Emmanuele Ciancaglini.
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However, the Italian club has remained steadfast in their demand for the forward's full release clause of €130 million, rejecting any lower bids, as reported by Corriere Dello Sport.

The Super Eagles talisman's rise to prominence following his pivotal role in guiding Napoli to the 2022-23 Serie A title has attracted attention from top European clubs.

Alongside PSG, Chelsea has emerged as a strong contender for his signature, with former Premier League players openly advocating for his arrival at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have also reportedly made a player-plus-cash offer, including Romelu Lukaku, to match his valuation, as reported by Napoli Magazine. However, this proposal has been rebuffed, with the Partenopei preferring a straight cash deal to capitalize on the potential windfall from a sale.

Despite PSG's desire to leverage their past dealings with Napoli, including transfers involving Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edison Cavani, and Fabián Ruiz, they face stiff competition from Chelsea.

The Italians' tough negotiating stance, led by club president Aurelio de Laurentiis, suggests that they are unlikely to lower their valuation for Osimhen. With interest also coming from Manchester United and Arsenal, the battle for Osimhen's signature promises to intensify as the transfer window approaches.

Five players that could replace Osimhen

Sports Brief listed five players Napoli could potentially sign to replace Osimhen, suppose he leaves.

The club is reportedly eyeing Bayer Leverkusen's Victor Okoh Boniface and Feyenoord forward Santiago Gimenez.

Lille's Jonathan David has emerged as a strong candidate this year, with his contract expiring in 2025.

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