PSG Prepared to Hijack Osimhen Deal From Chelsea, Set to Pay €120M for Striker

PSG Prepared to Hijack Osimhen Deal From Chelsea, Set to Pay €120M for Striker

Chukwu Ikechukwu
April 26, 2024 at 10:09 AM
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  • Paris Saint-Germain have decided to pay Osimhen’s release clause
  • The Napoli striker is reportedly worth a whopping €120 million
  • Osimhen is also wanted by English Premier League giant Chelsea

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Victor Osimhen could be heading to Paris Saint-Germain this summer as the French club are moving swiftly to seal a deal for the Napoli forward before the transfer window opens.

The 25-year-old forward is one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe presently with Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal all rumoured to be interested in signing him.

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Victor Osimhen has scored 13 goals in the Italian Serie A this season. Photo by Gabriele Maltinti.
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According to Punch NG, PSG has reportedly agreed to pay Osimhen’s release clause which is pegged at €120 million by Napoli as the Parisians look to finalize the deal for the Nigerian.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea, who have identified the Super Eagles striker as a top target this summer as they continue their bid to sign a new center-forward in the transfer window.

The Blues have heavily depended on Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson to get their goals this season, but the Senegalese striker has failed to deliver, causing Chelsea fans to castigate the frontman and urging the club to sign Osimhen.

Chelsea’s potential Osimhen alternatives

Meanwhile, Chelsea has a whole list of other strikers on their list of targets if they fail to land Osimehn this summer as Mauricio Pochettino looks to strengthen his squad, Chelsea Chronicles reports.

Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic and RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko are two players currently being monitored by the Blues ahead of the summer transfer window.

Inter Milan’s captain, Lautato Martinez, and Brentford’s Ivan Toney conclude the list of four other alternatives Chelsea will look to sign this summer should Osimhen join PSG.

Osimhen hints at Napoli exit

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Osimhen will likely leave Napoli at the end of the current season as the Nigerian striker has been linked with some of the big clubs in England and France as the summer window approaches.

The 25-year-old has hinted that he could cry when his time to say goodbye comes.

PSG has shortlisted the 2023 African Footballer of the Year to replace Kylian Mbappe, who will almost certainly leave this summer.

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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..