Chelsea are reportedly ‘prepared’ to pay Napoli striker Victor Osimhen’s launch clause this summer time because the Blues look to strengthen their ahead line.
Regardless of seeing off Middlesbrough in Tuesday night time’s Carabao Cup semi-final to e book in a Wembley date subsequent month, Chelsea have endured one other disappointing Premier League season, at the moment sitting ninth within the desk, a whopping 17 factors off pace-setters Liverpool and 12 factors off the Champions League locations.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Wednesday that the membership are able to pay the €130m launch clause within the contract that Osimhen just lately signed with the Serie A that runs till June 2026.
This comes after Osimhen, at the moment on Africa Cup of Nations obligation with Nigeria, admitted that he has ‘already decided’ about the place his future lies in an interview with CBS.
“The rumours going round about me linked with the Premier League… for a striker like me, you anticipate a lot of these issues,” he stated.
“After all, the Premier League is without doubt one of the greatest leagues on the planet. I’m at Napoli, I signed a brand new contract and I’m having fun with my time there.
“I already know what I need to do on the finish of the season. I already knew what I wished to do in my profession since I began, and I need to make my very own choice.
“I already know what I need to do and the following steps I need to take. I need to end the season robust after which provide you with a choice I’ve already made.”
Osimhen netted 31 targets for Napoli final season to firmly set up himself as one of the vital sought-after forwards taking part in European soccer with Arsenal additionally linked with a transfer for the 25-year-old.
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