Chelsea have joined Manchester United in the race for Victor Osimhen as co-owner Todd Boehly wants to sign a new striker for Graham Potter when the summer transfer window opens, according to reports. The Blues have spent over £600million since the American acquired the club from Roman Abramovich in 2022 but it appears their recruitment drive is unlikely to slow down anytime soon.
Despite recent reports that a fire sale is on the agenda this summer in order to remain in compliance with FFP regulations, it appears Chelsea are already lining up further incomings.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are considering a move for Napoli frontman Osimhen as a striker is very much on the agenda for the Blues.
It's one of the only key positions Chelsea are yet to address since Boehly arrived at the club, even though it has been clear for quite some time that the Blues need a new No.9.
Osimhen is among the best options on the market with the Nigerian on course to fire Napoli to the Serie A title.
The 24-year-old marksman has struck 21 times in 23 league matches this season whilst also finding the net four times in five Champions League matches.
His relentless work ethic, lethal finishing and impressive leap see him considered as one of the best strikers in world football, meaning he is unlikely to come cheap.
And if Osimhen does fire Napoli to the Scudetto and potentially Champions League glory, his price tag is likely to exceed £100million at the very least.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has already made it clear that Osimhem will only be sold on his terms and the same applies to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
“There’s always the indecent proposal, the numbers are made by the others,” De Laurentiis told Corriero dello Sport.
“We’re waiting. They are extraordinary boys. My contracts are unique, they come from the cinema, so nobody moves if we say no. We will see.”
Manchester United are also at the table for Osimhen as they weigh up whether to sign the Partenopei frontman or Harry Kane.
Speaking after being crowned the Best Foreign Player in Italy, Osimhen made it clear his dream is to test himself in the Premier League.
"A lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league but now I'm in one of the best leagues in the world which is the Italian Serie A," he said.
"I'm working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League some day but like I said, it's a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well."
Chelsea have already moved to close the signing of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig with the Frenchman due to arrive this summer on a permanent deal from the Bundesliga.
The deal is thought to be worth around £62m with Chelsea now expected to offload several of their current attackers to bolster their finances.