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Chelsea ‘willing to pay whatever it takes’ for Napoli forward

Victor Osimhen to Chelsea

Victor Osimhen of Napoli is allegedly a target for Chelsea this summer, and they are willing to spend “whatever it takes.” Although RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku is scheduled to join the Blues this summer, it is anticipated that the team will pursue a high-priced centre forward at the conclusion of the current campaign.

According to a recent source, Graham Potter’s team is getting ready to compete with Manchester United for the services of Osimhen. The Napoli striker has grown to be one of the most sought-after attackers in the world of Football at the moment.

The Mirror reports that Chelsea are more committed than ever to bringing the Nigerian international to Stamford Bridge. Moreover, reports have further mentioned that Chelsea will do “whatever it takes” to make this transfer happen.

Despite the staggering spending that has occurred over the last two transfer windows, the club’s new owners are reportedly willing to approve a significant deal.

Osimhen has been in outstanding form with Napoli during the 2022–23 season. He has made 21 appearances across all competitions while tallying 17 goals and four assists. Napoli are currently 16 points clear at the top of the table thanks to the Nigerian’s 16 goals and four assists in 17 Serie A appearances.

Osimhen could be on his way to Chelsea next season

In his last five league games, Osimhen has scored seven goals, including two against Spezia Calcio on Sunday in Italy’s top division.

Chelsea and Manchester United are rumoured to be willing to meet Napoli’s asking price of €120 million (£107 million) for the Nigerian during the forthcoming transfer window.

Joao Felix is not likely to make a permanent move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea this summer, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is anticipated to be allowed to depart the club.

As a result, there will be room in the squad for a new forward, but due to the significant expenditure that has taken place in the last two transfer windows, there will also need to be some significant sells.

Prior to the upcoming season, stars like Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling are rumoured to be available for the right price, however Chelsea are now in a tough race to finish in the top four.

Only one of Potter’s team’s previous six league games have ended in victories, and as a result, they are currently ninth in the standings, 10 points behind fourth-place Newcastle United after the same number of games (21).

The next weekend, Chelsea will travel to West Ham United in an effort to get back to winning in the league after their scoreless draw with Fulham.

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