Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that Chelsea are going to be one of the favourites this summer to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli.
He told ‘The Done Deal Show’ on YouTube that it is also unlikely that the deal will cost the previously mentioned extortionate price of more than £150m.
The striker has been in sensational form this season, sitting as the top scorer in Serie A for a side who are running away with the league.
He has also been contributing in Europe. He scored a brace last week in the Round of 16 Champions League tie, setting up a quarter-final with AC Milan.
This dominant form has not gone unnoticed by pundits, with Thierry Henry describing him as ‘crazy’ alongside Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
Chelsea one of favourites for Osimhen
With Chelsea’s well-documented troubles in front of goal, he looks like on the most desirable transfer targets for this summer.
Jacobs has claimed that they will firmly be in the running for the signing at the end of the season, although won’t be dragged into a bidding war.
He said: “Chelsea will be in the race for Victor Osimhen, for sure. A lot is going to depend on the Napoli side and the price. I’d be surprised if it was as high as 150 million euros. The reason why we’re hearing that number is because Napoli paid a lot of money for Osimhen.
“I suspect it will be less than 150 million euros, we wait and see by how much. But clubs like Chelsea and Manchester United are not going to get sucked into a bidding war, especially Chelsea. Their strategy is to avoid the bidding war by going early and trying to pre-agree deals.”
Whoever is in charge of the Blues next season will have an array of attacking talent available at Stamford Bridge. While Osimhen is by no means close to being confirmed, there will be the addition of Christopher Nkunku to deal with as well.