Amid ongoing transfer speculations, Napoli are attentively considering Chelsea’s pursuit of their star striker Victor Osimhen, Soccernet.ng reports.
According to reports in Corriere dello Sport (via TN), Chelsea have expressed their interest in Osimhen and are willing to submit an offer that covers Napoli’s valuation of €150-160 million. The offer may also include Christian Pulisic and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
While Napoli are listening to Chelsea’s proposal, their priority remain securing Osimhen’s future at the club by extending his contract, which currently expires in 2025.
The potential transfer saga is expected to unfold in the coming weeks, as Osimhen himself holds the power to shape the last chapter of this market story.
The Super Eagles striker has shown no inclination to relinquish the opportunity to participate in the UEFA Champions League. And with Chelsea struggling to secure a top-four spot in their domestic league, Osimhen may be tempted by other suitors in the Champions League zone, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real Madrid.
Despite the growing interest in Osimhen, President De Laurentiis has reiterated his intention to bolster Napoli’s squad rather than sell their key assets. He has expressed a desire to strengthen the team’s capabilities and expand the club’s horizons.
De Laurentiis is determined to reclaim the Serie A title and mount a formidable challenge in the Champions League next term.
The outcome of Osimhen’s future is intricately linked to Napoli’s Champions League ambitions.
Should De Laurentiis receive a substantial and irresistible proposal, Osimhen would only consider a destination that ensures participation in Europe’s elite competition.
The former Lille striker yearns to experience the exhilaration of those illustrious European nights.
As the transfer window unfolds, the dynamics surrounding Osimhen’s potential move will undoubtedly captivate football enthusiasts around the world. The coming weeks will reveal whether Napoli can retain their prized asset or if Chelsea’s financial might will sway the tides of this intriguing transfer saga.