Napoli set £150m price tag on Victor Osimhen amidst lots of interest from PL sides
Todd Boehly’s Chelsea are getting ready for another big summer transfer window after spending £600 million on new arrivals in the previous two transfer windows.
In their pursuit of Napoli star Victor Osimhen, Chelsea and Manchester United are both dealing with a significant transfer dilemma. With his outstanding achievements in Italy this season, the two Premier League powerhouses are both interested in signing Osimhen in the upcoming summer transfer window…..continue Reading
The 24-year-old striker has only made 29 appearances in all competitions this season, but he has already scored 25 goals. Osimhen’s current contract with Napoli is slated to expire in 2025, therefore if a club pursues a trade for their star striker, the Italian team may expect a hefty cost.
Chelsea, which failed to score goals this season—scoring only 29 goals in 27 Premier League games—is in need of a center-forward this summer. After agreeing to mutually terminate Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract prior to the World Cup, United is now trying to sign a world-class striker. Harry Kane and Osimhen have both been mentioned.
After his incredible season, Napoli expects to receive a barrage of bids for the 24-year-old. To prepare for the interest, Napoli has placed a hefty price tag on the Nigerian, according to Il Mattino. To fend off interest in signing Osimhen and keep him for another season, the Serie A club has placed a £150 million valuation on him.
Chelsea has demonstrated that it is willing to make significant concessions to clubs in order to recruit players who are viewed as priority signings. The Blues spent £106 million to get Enzo Fernandez from Benfica during the January transfer window, and they may be planning to increase their expenditures by making a move for Osimhen.
football.london is aware of Graham Potter will have more choices in attack now that Christopher Nkunku has signed to a pre-contract to join Chelsea at the end of the current campaign. Osimhen might be able to join the team because Todd Boehly is anticipated to let go of a number of first team players, such as Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech, however, it will require a sizable offer to get him away from Naples.
President of Napoli Aurelio De Laurentiis is unwilling to meet with any club that offers a penny less than the club’s $150 million asking price. Osimhen would be interested in joining United, the report continues, but club officials might be deterred by the exorbitant amount Napoli is demanding.