Chelsea are the frontrunners in the race to recruit Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, with sources indicating they have already finalised a contract. Osimhen was the most wanted striker in the summer transfer market, but Napoli kept their center-forward position.
Chelsea has decided to prioritize Osimhen over rival suitors like as Arsenal in the summer of 2024. According to the article, they may have already agreed on a deal with Osimhen, which is why they were glad to add Nicolas Jackson up front this summer.
Centre-forward has been a problem for Chelsea, with players like Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner struggling to replicate their talents at Stamford Bridge.
This season, Mauricio Pochettino can choose between Jackson and Armando Broja as his main options at centre-forward, as well as another new arrival, Deivid Washington.
Christopher Nkunku was brought in over the summer from RB Leipzig to add a new element to their attack, but he has since suffered an injury.
Osimhen rose to become one of the world’s most highly regarded attackers last season, hitting 62 goals in 104 appearances for Napoli. By the time next summer rolls around, his contract with Napoli will have expired.
Chelsea might be in a solid position to provide Osimhen the next step and his first taste of Premier League football after making significant development in Pochettino’s first season in charge.