Report: Chelsea monitoring Lille centre-forward Victor Osimhen

Chelsea are reportedly looking at striker Victor Osimhen from French top-flight club Lille.

According to Sky Sports, the Blues are one of several teams monitoring the in demand 20-year-old.

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It is understood that they are joined by Premier League rivals Liverpool and Tottenham in eyeing the attacker.

The report explains that he’s unlikely to exit Lille in January unless they receive an offer in the New Year that is too good to refuse.

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Osimhen is happy to stay where he is in Ligue 1 at the moment where he is developing his game and is starting on a weekly basis.

The Nigeria international has 12 goals and four assists so far this season in 23 games across all competitions for Lille.

He’s already well recognised to Chelsea supporters, as he scored a powerful header from a corner in a Champions League group stage fixture this season.

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Osimhen is a centre-forward that is good in the air, but ultimately has pace to burn that terrifies defenders and he’s a composed finisher too.

He will turn 21 at the end of December, but is already looking a classy striker that plays to his strengths and didn’t look out of place on the Champions League stage.

It looks like Chelsea would have to go big to prize him away from Lille midway through the season and it may be worth following his progress closely during the remainder of the campaign, as long-term he could be good competition for Tammy Abraham at Stamford Bridge.

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