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Osimhen’s Signature: Chelsea, Arsenal, PSG Each Table N138bn

Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen

Transfer speculations swirling around Nigeria International striker Victor Osimhen has yet assumed another dimension after each of the trio, Arsenal, Chelsea and PSG, are reportedly ready to table a staggering €90m (about N138,974,356,080.00) for the Napoli star striker.

Several Italian outlets claim Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, could accept a bid below the striker’s release clause, said to be around £113 million ($143m) when the Nigerian ace signed a one-year extension last December.

But citing a report in Il Mattino newspaper, Football Italia has reported that Napoli are prepared to part company with Osimhen at the end of the season with Chelsea, Arsenal and PSG each ready to offer €90m for the Nigeria international.

According to the report, Osimhen is ‘fed up’ with Serie A and is looking forward to leaving the Stadio Maradona.

Intermediaries are already working with the striker’s agent, Roberto Calenda, to find a new club for the ex-Lille striker, who has scored 72 goals in 125 appearances with the Partenopei since 2020.

The 25-year-old recently signed a contract extension until June 2026 and the new deal includes a release clause of €120-130m.

However, Il Mattino claim De Laurentiis could accept an offer below the release clause, given that Osimhen has already decided to leave the club with words rife that his next destination is Chelsea.

In fact, Italian journalist Rudy Galetti was quoted as saying that Osimhen has agreed to personal terms with Chelsea, signalling a potential move to the London club in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Galetti, via his X account (formerly Twitter), disclosed that Chelsea are prepared to activate Osimhen’s release clause once the 2023/24 season ends.

“Victor Osimhen is always a main target for Chelsea to strengthen their attack,” Galetti said.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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