According to reports, Chelsea has identified Napoli striker Victor Osimhen as their primary striker target for the 2023 summer window.
Osimhen: Meanwhile, Chelsea’s owners have spent heavily to bolster the squad but are still looking for more firepower, after the acquisition of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reached a new low with his removal from the Champions League squad.
Kai Havertz has struggled to fill the void in attack, so Chelsea are ready to sign a new striker in 2023, according to sources, and the Blues are desperate to win the race for Osimhen.
Chelsea scouts were told in October to increase their reporting on Osimhen, and after spearheading Napoli’s Serie A title charge with 16 goals in 17 games, the 24-year-old has established himself as Chelsea’s top target.
Jose Mourinho instructs “the next Didier Drogba” on how to finalize a £45 million Chelsea transfer
Osimhen has two years left on his contract, so Napoli are prepared to demand his full value, with the Partenopei reportedly seeking close to €150 million for the Nigeria international, a fee that has not deterred Chelsea.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are expected to try to reduce that fee by offering a number of players in exchange, with Romelu Lukaku one of several options if the Belgian does not return to Inter.
Without a doubt, Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentiis has already issued a warning to Osimhen’s suitors, stating that the striker is not for sale.