Chelsea are reportedly strongly considering Napoli’s Victor Osimhen as a transfer target.

Osimhen, who’s got four goals in eight games this season, is a highly rated striker that is a talisman in the Napoli XI.

The 23-year-old is a powerful frontman with great strength and pace. He scored 18 goals in only 32 appearances last season, too.

Described as a “great striker” by Didier Drogba, Napoli’s centre-forward does appear to have all the physical traits that could see him suit the English game. The only potential red flag around him is his recent injury record, though.

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Chelsea considering Victor Osimhen

According to 90min, Chelsea are considering signing a new forward next summer and are already searching for the best target.

It is understood that Osimhen is emerging as a favourite with Blues scouts and there are some “glowing reports” about his game.

The Nigeria international has been shortlisted now as a potential future signing, but there could be competition from Bayern Munich in the race for his signature.

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It’s not a big shock to hear behind the scenes Chelsea are covering the market to search for a new No.9, especially a player with the potential and quality of Osimhen.

However, the current crop deserve this season to try prove the club don’t need to replace them with a marquee striker.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 33, has made a decent start to life in Chelsea colours. The Evening Standard claims that Aubameyang is proving to be a big hit with players and staff at Stamford Bridge.

How much longer does the experienced forward have at the top level, though?

Meanwhile, 21-year-old talent Armando Broja is showing signs that he deserves a fair crack of trying to get into the best XI.

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