Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has hinted in an interview with BT Sport that he would relish the chance to face Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Nigerian was on target twice last night as the runaway Serie A leaders made a statement that they are well and truly contenders to win the whole thing.

The striker’s impact on his side is matched by fellow attacker Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, with the duo both being of interest to a number of elite sides.

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Chelsea are a side who have reportedly opened talks with Napoli over a potential deal to sign Osimhen.

It will reportedly take a fee of around £88m to lure the Italian side into a deal to part ways with their star man.

Osimhen wants Chelsea tie

Now, the 22-year-old has claimed that the prospect of potentially facing Chelsea in the next round of the Champions League is one that excites him.

He said: “It feels good, feels amazing. It feels good to make history with this win. Congratulations to the team, we want to keep on going like this into the next round.

Chelsea FC v Borussia Dortmund: Round of 16 Second Leg - UEFA Champions League
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“It’s gonna be a huge match [versus an English team], it’s going to be great. Of course we are also doing well this season, we are a top club. It would be good to have a draw with a very good club, and we are ready for it. Anything is possible, we have the squad to achieve this dream.”

The Blues booked their place in the next round of the competition with a sensational comeback victory over Borussia Dortmund.

With top four hopes non-existent for the rest of this season, all of the club’s focus will be on attempting to win their third edition of the Champions League.

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