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Victor Osimhen, the £70m player Liverpool wanted to sign is now keen to join Chelsea

Victor Osimhen

Napoli star and reported Liverpool target Victor Osimhen is now keen to join Chelsea in 2024.

The Nigerian is one of the best strikers in the world right now. Moreover, a number of top Premier League clubs are interested in signing him. Liverpool are said to be very keen. But the Evening Standard claim Osimhen is now open to joining Chelsea in one of the next two transfer windows.

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Liverpool were heavily linked with a move to sign Victor Osimhen last month.

The Reds are said to be on the lookout to replace Mohamed Salah in 2024. Many do expect that the Egyptian may move to Saudi Arabia at the end of this season.

Instead of being linked with other right-wingers, numerous reports claimed that Liverpool are interested in signing Osimhen from Napoli next summer.

Italian journalist Valter De Maggio went as far as claiming an agreement has been reached between Liverpool and Osimhen over a transfer in 2024.

However, those links have quietened down over the last few weeks, and if the Evening Standard‘s latest report on the situation is to be believed, Osimhen is open to a move to Chelsea.

The outlet claims that the Blues have received encouragement that the Napoli striker would be keen on a move to Stamford Bridge. But, for that, they may have to wait until the summer to get the deal done.

Napoli signed Osimhen for around £70 million in 2020 (€81.3m, GFFN). Now, they’re expected to demand well over £100 million for his signature in 2024.

Chelsea are improving under Mauricio Pochettino this season. But it is quite evident that they lack a prolific goalscorer up front.

Victor Osimhen is one of the most clinical forwards in the world right now. And if Chelsea can sign the ‘powerful‘ Nigerian in 2024, they will surely become a driving force in the Premier League.

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