In a bold move that could shake the foundations of the January transfer window, Chelsea is reportedly gearing up to break their transfer record once again to secure the services of Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen according to Goal.com.
Despite looming concerns over Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, the Blues remain resolute in their pursuit of the prolific forward.
According to sources at Football Transfers, Chelsea’s owner Todd Boehly is unwavering in his determination to bolster the team’s attacking prowess by bringing Osimhen on board. The Nigerian international has been a standout performer for Napoli, scoring 26 league goals last season to propel the Italian side to their first Serie A title in 33 years.
While Chelsea faces uncertainties regarding FFP restrictions, the club is ready to defy financial constraints to secure Osimhen’s signature, emphasizing their unwavering commitment to landing the coveted striker. The prospective transfer is estimated to cost Chelsea a staggering €120 million potentially shattering their existing transfer record.
Osimhen’s prowess has not gone unnoticed, with Arsenal also expressing interest in the striker. However, the Gunners seem unlikely to match the astronomical demands set by Napoli for the player. Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis remains optimistic about Osimhen’s future at the club, despite a recent TikTok scandal that strained relations. De Laurentiis is confident that the striker will sign a new deal, though time is ticking, as Osimhen’s contract is set to expire in 2025.
Napoli faces the risk of losing Osimhen on a free transfer if a new contract isn’t inked by the summer. This has put Chelsea on high alert, closely monitoring the situation and contemplating the sale of Armando Broja to generate funds for Osimhen’s hefty price tag.
As the January transfer window approaches, all eyes will be on Chelsea to see if they will indeed shatter their transfer record for the prolific Nigerian striker, potentially reshaping the landscape of the Premier League.