Chelsea prepare huge offer to sign Europe’s elite striker
Victor Osimhen has been one of the most clinical strikers in Europe this season with the Napoli star attracting serious interest from top clubs in the Premier League
Chelsea are prepared to offer Napoli star Victor Osimhen a huge salary to secure his signing in the summer transfer window ahead of Premier League rivals Manchester United.
The Nigerian striker has scored 21 goals and provided a further four assists in 26 appearances across all competitions so far this season, firing Napoli to the top of the Serie A table.
Chelsea have already spent over £600million on new signings in just two transfer windows since the Boehly and Clearlake Capital consortium completed a £4billion takeover at Stamford Bridge.
Mykhailo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling, Noni Madueke and Joao Felix have all come into the team to bolster the attack, but the Blues have only scored 24 goals in 25 Premier League fixtures so far this season.
The need for a clinical striker is clear and Osimhen would certainly fit the bill for the Blues. The Nigerian is one of the best finishers in Europe this term and has all the attributes needed to thrive in the Premier League given his height, pace and physicality.
According to Calciomercato, Boehly is willing to double Osimhen’s current €4.5million (£3.9million) salary in order to beat United to his signature this summer.
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Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has slapped a price tag of €130million (£115million) on his star striker in the hopes of keeping hold of Osimhen for another season before he enters the final year of hist contract.
The report adds that Erik ten Hag has made signing Osimhen his number one priority this summer with United desperately in need of a new striker.
Marcus Rashford has stepped up following Ronaldo’s exit from Old Trafford but if Ten Hag and Boehly want Osimhen at their club, they will need to pay a British record transfer fee it seems.