Chelsea chiefs are confident they can bring Napoli striker Victor Osimhen to London, despite the Blues in all likelihood not playing in Champions League next season. The Nigerian, who has scored 21 goals in 23 Serie A games this season, is Chelsea's number one target in the summer transfer window, and according to English media, the club's leaders are ready to make a record financial bid for the forward's services.
Manchester United are also still in contact with Osimhen's representatives, but the Red Devils are more focused on Tottenham's Harry Kane. The Englishman is also under the target of Bayern Munich. The Germans are looking for a striker, and Osimhen is beyond their financial means. This favors Chelsea even more. The leaders of the London club believe they can beat any other club looking for the striker's card in the event of a financial struggle.
However, the approach of Victor Osimhen to the team would have to be accompanied by inevitable departures from Stamford Bridge. Among the most rumored names to leave in the summer are: Conor Gallagher, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech. Mason Mount is also another name rumored to be leaving in the summer, despite Chelsea's desire to keep him in the team.
In addition to Osimhen, Chelsea are said to have reached a preliminary agreement with Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku, who is expected to join Chelsea at the start of the new season. The striker is seen as the perfect alternative for a player who is expected to play positioned behind Osimhen in the offensive line.
Meanwhile, PSG is another club believed to have shown an interest in the Napoli striker, but the French have not progressed as far in talks as rival clubs seeking the bomber's card.