£119m double striker purchase could rule PSG out of race for elite Champions League goalscorer

For a couple of years, Victor Osimhen has quite clearly been Chelsea’s top target as a striker for the future.

The Blues have held off on signing him because he was simply unavailable, an untouchable part of Napoli’s title charge with a price tag too massive to even get involved with. They have patiently waited for the Nigerian to become available, but in that time their offer has become less and less convincing.

Not only are they not able to offer anything like the money they would have done a couple of years ago in their free-wheeling, free-spending days, they now can’t even claim to be offering him a move up the food chain. Napoli have had a bad season, but Chelsea’s has been even worse. There will likely be no European football at all next season, so it’s no surprise that most fans have given up on the forward as an option.

Some hope for Blues fans

To make things worse, the reports of a deal having been done with PSG are only growing more regular.

But Fabrizio Romano, in his exclusive column for Caught Offside, has insisted that “nothing is advanced” with the French club and that PSG still aren’t even sure they want a striker, having bought Goncalo Ramos and Randal Kolo Muani last summer for €65m and €75m respectively.

Neither of those two has the potential of Osimhen of course, but perhaps this new era of frugal PSG will consider signing another player in that position excessive, unless they’re able to shift one of the two decidedly average players brought in last summer.

We still don’t think this opens the door wide enough for Chelsea to get a foot in, but at least it keeps the dream alive a little while longer. Even if it delays PSG’s interest until the end of the summer, that gives us time to get our house in order and make a proper bid.


  1. Chelsea FC been spending much for one player . That price can buy two quality players , one striker and center back . I know Chelsea FC needs a prolific striker but that price tag is too much . If I am Chelsea FC I rather get sesko and start playing Washington to gain experience in playing EPL . That’s save them fund and get a world class central back . Then bring back Santos to start playing first team for Chelsea FC . Get new manager coach that is well sound tactician ( defence and offence) .

  2. That is a very intelligent idea, Chelsea FC needs defenders, a competent striker and a manager

  3. Chelsea should stop much ball possession and planning for counter attack. It allows their opponents settle down.
    They should start shooting from a distance. Not only does it put pressure on opponent’s defence, deflection get goals!

    1. Poch is a good manager, he needs to gel player’s that we’re not brought in by him, I think he’s starting to find a good side to make a good team, and who needs a forward when we’ve got palmer banging in 20 goals with 7 left to play. Cmon you blues.

  4. Chelsea should go for osimeh and with a man like him there will be a lot that Chelsea will conker in the premier league not even man city can go against and the problem of outside shoot will be solved cause osimeh will surely take outside shoot his like a king.

  5. I would rather spend the money on 2 od the 3 to follow, Ollie Watkins, Victor Gorkayes or try for Harry Kane at least 3 seasons still at the top level.

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