“Chelsea feel” – Journalist delivers timely Victor Osimhen to Chelsea update

It might be an international break right now, but January is also now fast approaching and is right around the corner.

Despite all the noise surrounding FFP and potential punishments to Premier League clubs, the next two transfer windows are still expected to be quite busy as usual. Chelsea will certainly still be doing some business in them, I am pretty sure of that.

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The club are seemingly looking at new number 9’s, and I guess with a potential transfer ban that may or may not happen in the next couple of years, they might see bringing in a new striker before that happens as even more urgent now. But let’s see.

Either way, Chelsea are keen on Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, and journalist Ben Jacobs has a timely update on that situation today.

He believes Chelsea could wait until the summer and go all out for Osimhen, who is unlikely to be available in January.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jacobs said…

“The indications have always been from Napoli sources that it is very unlikely he will be available in January. So then Chelsea, like others I suppose, face a conundrum do you move in January or do you wait for Osimhen in the summer? And I think if Chelsea feel like they could get Osimhen then they would wait. By next summer the price will have dropped a little bit unless, obviously, Osimhen signs any kind of new deal at Napoli. Aurelio De Laurentiis has always tried for about €150m or €160m and the reason for that is because he argues they paid Lille €80m for the player. And I’d say he argues that because the numbers are a bit contentious. It includes the payment upfront which was maybe €50m, plus bonuses, plus player swaps. That is how Napoli calculated the deal is worth €80m, and therefore De Laurentiis has always argued in the past because of Osimhen’s form and I think he was eighth in the Ballon d’Or, they need double that number, which if they got it would be €160m. Flash forward to the summer, the number will be more like €120m in likelihood, which is about £100m and in the current market for a player like Osimhen, that is going to tempt quite a few clubs. Chelsea included.”

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