Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has claimed to SportBILD that his striker Victor Osimhen is not for sale right now.

The Nigerian international has been the talk of much transfer speculation right now, with Chelsea one of the club’s strongly linked with making an approach for him.

The 24-year-old has just one goal less than games this season, scoring 16 and assisting three in the 17 matches this season.

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The tally is already more than what he notched up in either of the last two campaigns, and this has led to a sensational campaign for his club.

Napoli are flying 13 points clear at the top of the table, with his performances alongside fellow rumoured Chelsea target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia the key to their success.

Reports over the last few days have claimed that the Blues are interested in making a move for Osimhen, which may be for up to £100m.

Osimhen not for sale

However, De Laurentiis has made it clear that any efforts to bring him in will not be met kindly.

He said: “I can tell you that Osimhen is not for sale. Our players are in demand, but I don’t have to sell anyone. We don’t have any debts.”

The Blues are likely to be looking to bring in a striker at the end of the season off the back of the failure that has been the signing of Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

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The former Arsenal and Barcelona man was brought in to appease Thomas Tuchel, however the pair enjoyed just one game together in their latest spell.

He only has three goals since making the move to Stamford Bridge, and is hardly called upon by current boss Graham Potter.

The Blues do have Christopher Nkunku to look forward to welcoming at the end of the season, however he has already claimed that his best role is not a number nine.

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