Victor Osimhen: Chelsea To Offer Romelu Lukaku Plus €90 for Napoli Striker

Victor Osimhen: Chelsea To Offer Romelu Lukaku Plus €90 for Napoli Striker

Chukwu Ikechukwu
May 7, 2024 at 6:01 AM
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  • Chelsea have reportedly tabled an offer of €90m plus to sign Victor Osimhen
  • The Blues also added on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku to the deal for the Napoli star
  • The Nigerian forward is widely tipped to leave Napoli at the end of the season

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Chelsea are willing to spend big money to secure their top target, Victor Osimhen, to join the club for next season after tabling a mouth-watering offer for the Nigerian.

The Super Eagles striker has been on the Blues' radar for quite some time with the London club willing to go head-to-head with Paris Saint-Germain for his services this summer.

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Victor Osimhen scored his 15th Serie A goal of the season against Udinese on Monday night. Photo by Ciancaphoto.
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According to The Hard Tackle, Osimhen is expected to be on the move in the upcoming transfer window despite his contract with Napoli still running until the summer of 2026.

The 25-year-old forward, who is considered to be one of the best forwards in world football at this point, has attracted a lot of interest from across Europe with Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal also being linked with the Nigerian.

Osimhen has improved steadily since joining Napoli in the summer of 2020. He has appeared in 130 matches for the Italian club and has contributed to 94 goals (75 goals, 18 assists).

Chelsea offer Lukaku for Osimhen

Meanwhile, Chelsea are ready to beat their competitors for the signature of Osimhen this summer by offering unwanted striker Romelu Lukaku into the deal for the Napoli star, Punch NG reports.

The Blues are hoping the addition of Lukaku will lower the cost for the 25-year-old striker by paying €90m plus the on-loan AS Roma striker as opposed to Osimhen’s release clause worth €130m.

Lukaku has made it clear he does not want to remain at Chelsea and would prefer to stay in Italy, thereby forcing the London club to look for a means to offload the striker.

Victor Osimhen scores superb header

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Osimhen scored a powerful header against Super Eagles teammate, Maduka Okoye, during Napoli's draw with Udinese in the Italian Serie A on Monday evening.

The 25-year-old scored Napoli's only goal of the game, but they could not secure all three points as former Nigeria youth star, Isaac Success' late goal earned the White and Blacks a deserved 1-1 draw at the Bluenergy Stadium.

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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..