Chelsea have reportedly jumped ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign Napoli’s Victor Osimhen next summer.
Osimhen was the most sought-after striker in the world over the summer, with a host of clubs queuing up to acquire his services.
Victor Osimhen is the AFCONQ2023 top scorer.
The Super Eagles striker led Napoli to their first Serie A title in over 30 years, scoring 26 league goals in the process.
There were enquiries and bids from some of the world’s richest clubs but Napoli held firm and kept their star man for another year, at least.
According to Football Transfers, the interest in Osimhen has not dissipated, with several clubs expected to make a push for him next summer.
The report further states that Premier League big-spenders, Chelsea, have positioned themselves to make a run for Osimhen next summer and will put considerable resources behind the move.
The report continues by stating there has been contact between the Blues and Osimhen’s representatives on terms of an agreement and they have jumped ahead of Arsenal in the battle for his signature.
It remains to be seen just how much substance there is to these reports but it would be no surprise to see Chelsea move for Osimhen considering their struggles in attack.