Chelsea boss, Mauricio Pochettino has openly admitted to being a big fan of Victor Osimhen, hinting at a possible switch to the London side for the striker.
Five-time English Premier League winners, Chelsea are keeping an eye on Feyenoord striker, Santiago Gimenez as an alternative to Victor Osimhen, Soccernet.ng reports.
The attacking options up-front for the London side include Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja. Still, the Blues are interested in bringing Osimhen to build competition up-front and to have the quality of a world-class striker in their side.
However, a winter move for the 24-year-old is still far-fetched, and with Napoli unwavering in their hundred million asking price, Chelsea might have to look elsewhere for another striker.
According to Goal, the Blues are currently keeping an eye on Santiago Gimenez, who has scored fifteen goals in all competitions for Feyenoord this season.
Gimenez, 22, joined the Rotterdam side from Cruz Azul in 2022 and has gone on to score thirty-eight goals in sixty goals for the Eredivisie Champions, and could be a cheaper option for Todd Boehly.
Chelsea’s recruiting team admires his potential impact, but he also has a contract with the Dutch club until 2027, which means the Blues may have to pay more than £35 million plus add-ons for the goalscorer.
Other European elites are interested in the Mexican, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as a slew of Serie A clubs such as Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter.
Chelsea’s interest in Osimhen remains firm as they’re willing to go all in for last season’s Serie Golden Boot winner, but should Napoli refuse to budge, the club will turn their attention to Gimenez.
Osimhen is set to return to footballing action this weekend after spending the past four weeks on the sidelines due to a hamstring problem.