Chelsea lead the race to sign Serie A star over Arsenal, Man Utd, and Newcastle

Chelsea are leading the race to sign Serie A star Victor Osimhen from Napoli. Arsenal, Man Utd, and Newcastle are also looking for the striker's signature.

Chelsea transfer news: The Blues lead the race for Osimhen
Chelsea transfer news: The Blues lead the race for Osimhen / Ivan Romano/GettyImages

The race to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli is heating up. According to reports from Corriere dello Sport, the Serie A star is heavily linked with Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle. However, one club is leading this transfer race and the name of that club is Chelsea. Yes, with January approaching, Chelsea transfer news will come thick and fast. Under Todd Boehly, Chelsea has been spending a lot in the market. With their abysmal start to the season under the new manager Mauricio Pochettino, the Blues will be looking to spend more money if they are permitted under the Financial Fair Play rule.

Chelsea are looking for a lethal striker and like all other European clubs, they have identified Victor Osimhen as a potent option in front of goal. His contract with Napoli will expire in 2025. Thus, fans from across Europe are eager to find out where the Nigerian striker would end up. Apart from Premier League clubs, he is also attracting attention from Spanish and German clubs. So, it will be interesting to see where he would end up signing. There are also reports that he might stay at Napoli. However, a move to a bigger league is surely on the cards for the Nigerian international.

Chelsea transfer news: The Blues lead the race for Osimhen

According to reports, Osimhen is a fan of Chelsea. Thus, if he wants to leave the Italian champions next season, then he would be open to playing at Stamford Bridge. Because of this, Chelsea are believed to be leading the race to sign Osimhen. Napoli rejected a £120m offer from a Saudi Arabian club in the summer which would have skyrocketed Osimhen’s earnings. This shows that the Nigerian have ambitions and Chelsea could prove to be a great club for Osimhen. Chelsea fans should be excited with this Chelsea transfer news.

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