Victor Osimhen: Fabrizio Romano Says Chelsea Already Initiated Talks With Striker’s Representatives

Victor Osimhen: Fabrizio Romano Says Chelsea Already Initiated Talks With Striker’s Representatives

Robert Abong'o
updated at May 14, 2024 at 6:31 AM
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  • Chelsea already contacted Victor Osimhen's agent about a potential transfer from Napoli
  • The 25-year-old Nigerian is among the most sought-after strikers in Europe at the moment
  • Several clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, are seeking to sign the Super Eagles talisman

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In a high-stakes transfer saga, English powerhouse, Chelsea, have moved to acquire the services of Napoli's prolific striker, Victor Osimhen.

According to renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Blues have already initiated discussions with the Nigerian international's agent about a potential switch to Stamford Bridge.

The 25-year-old, who played a pivotal role in the Partenopei 's triumphant Serie A campaign last season, has emerged as a sought-after commodity in the transfer market.

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, looks on during the Serie A clash against Bologna at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on May 11 in Naples, Italy. Photo: Giuseppe Maffia.
Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, is reportedly talking to Chelsea and PSG ahead of a transfer this summer. Photo: Giuseppe Maffia.
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His impressive performances have attracted the attention of several elite European clubs, but his hefty release clause of around €130 million poses a significant obstacle in negotiations.

Despite Napoli's reluctance to part ways with their prized asset, Osimhen is reportedly eager to explore new challenges, fueled by his ambition and the allure of joining a bigger club. This has set the stage for a fierce tug-of-war between Mauricio Pochettino's side and French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

According to Romano, Chelsea have already contacted Osimhen's representatives to discuss the possibility of a move to West London.

“Chelsea spoke to different agents for the striker position—the agents of Sesko, Osimhen, the agents of different players," he told Mics’ YouTube page, as reported by Daily Post.

However, PSG have also reportedly made significant strides in their pursuit while anticipating the potential departure of Kylian Mbappe. The Ligue 1 champions view Osimhen as a promising replacement and have been actively negotiating with Napoli's management.

As reported by One Football, the Blues are considering a €90 million+ offer, potentially including Romelu Lukaku in the deal.

Osimhen among Napoli’s greatest strikers

Sports Brief reported that in Osimhen's four campaigns with Napoli, he has scored 76 goals and made 18 assists in 131 appearances, placing him 13th on the club's list of all-time scorers.

The late great Diego Maradona scored 115 goals in 257 appearances and is, without a doubt, the best player to play for the club.

Dries Mertens' 148 goals make the Belgian top scorer, while Lorenzo Insigne bagged 122 goals in 434 appearances to sit second, and Marek Hamsik rounds up the top three with 121 goals in a record 520 matches.

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