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Victor Osimhen Prefers Chelsea Over PSG, Set to Leave Napoli

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has reportedly chosen Chelsea over Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) as his preferred destination following an agreement to part ways with Napoli this summer.

Osimhen has been impressive for Napoli, scoring 75 goals and providing 18 assists in 130 appearances across all competitions. 

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that both PSG and Chelsea have initiated talks with Napoli regarding Osimhen, whose contract includes a release clause of 130 million euros.

It added that Chelsea is looking to include makeweights in the deal, while PSG aims to defer payment of the release clause, with both clubs eager to secure the prolific striker.

Chelsea is in a strong position to secure the signing of Osimhen ahead of PSG for two main reasons. The Nigerian striker, who has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, is reportedly leaning towards a move to England.

Chelsea’s legendary striker Didier Drogba has been actively encouraging Osimhen to join the club, adding to the appeal of a move to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea has made an enticing offer of €80 million plus Romelu Lukaku to Napoli for Osimhen, along with the inclusion of promising young talents in the deal. Despite PSG’s financial power, Chelsea’s offer, which includes a substantial transfer fee, a proven Serie A performer like Lukaku, and promising young players, seems more attractive to Napoli.

Given Osimhen’s preference for the Premier League, Drogba’s influence, and the comprehensive offer from Chelsea, the Blues are currently leading the race for the Nigerian striker. However, Chelsea should exercise caution due to their history of struggling with big-money attacking signings, as seen with Lukaku’s challenging return to the club.

Therefore, a more prudent approach, focusing on a cost-effective option like Serhou Guirassy, who offers experience and a similar playing style to Osimhen, could be a wiser investment for Chelsea, allowing them to develop their young talent effectively.

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