Chelsea are set to rivαl Manchester United for the signing of Victor Osimhen from Napoli this summer but the Italian club have set a huge asking price for his transfer
This summer, after Todd Boehly has already spent over £600 million on new acquisitions, Chelsea is likely to make a move to acquire Napoli striker Victor Osimhen as their top priority transfer target. The month of January saw Graham Potter’s Blues roster expand with the addition of players such as Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke, Enzo Fernandez, and Benoit Badiashile.
As Boehly prepares to add a new striker to Potter’s choices, it appears that Chelsea will continue to strengthen their roster by spending a significant amount of money throughout the summer. According to information obtained by football.london, Christopher Nkunku is close to signing with the Blues after reaching an agreement on a pre-contract, and Malo Gusto is expected to become an official member of the Chelsea squad after the conclusion of the current campaign.
After suffering a significant knee ιnjury in December, Armando Broja is expected to miss the balance of the season. On the other hand, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appears to be close to agreeing to a loan move to MLS club LAFC. This leaves Potter with only Kai Havertz and Joao Felix, who is on loan from another team, as options at striker, emphasising the necessity for a new attacker to be acquired in the summer. Before the summer arrives, Chelsea will have conducted a significant amount of scouting and study into a variety of other prospects; nonetheless, Osimhen will have emerged as their top priority target. In light of the fαct that Napoli is seeking a transfer fee in excess of one hundred million pounds for their star striker, who has scored 17 goals in 21 matches so far this season, football.london takes a look at the potential replacements that the Blues could bring in during the summer transfer window.
This season in the Premier League, Toney has been outstanding for Brentford, and he has elevated his game to a new level overall. This season in the Premier League, the English forward has made 19 appearances and scored 13 goals, helping the Bees move up to seventh place in the standings.
Despite the fαct that it is obvious that Toney boasts a high level of quality, Potter may not be able to make a move for him due to the uncertainty surrounding his future as a result of outstanding betting accusations brought against him by the FA
Randal Kolo Muani
This season, the 24-year-old has made 28 appearances across all competitions, scoring 14 goals and assisting on another 14 goals for a total of 28 points, which is a performance that is comparable to Nkunku’s from the previous season. The Premier League has expressed interest in signing Kolo Muani after he dominated play in the Bundesliga.
The present contract for the French striker isn’t slated to expire until the year 2027, and Eintracht Frankfurt is demanding a significant transfer price in order to let the brilliant forward go.
After Cristiano Ronaldo was injured during the World Cup, Portugal’s Goncalo Ramos emerged as a standout performer for the team. The striker has been quite productive this season, as evidenced by his 18 goals scored in 28 games, and he is only getting better
Benfica has shown that they will be firm in their valuation of their best talents, as evidenced by the fαct that Joao Felix left for £130 million to play for Atletico Madrid, Darwin Nunez moved to Liverpool for £85 million, and Enzo Fernandez just moved to Chelsea for £106 million. His contract is set to expire in 2026, and Benfica has shown that they will stand firm in their valuation of their best talents.
After considering making a deal for Marcus Thuram during the January transfer window, the Blues have a long-term interest in the French player and his next contract with the Blues will expire this summer. Thuram is an option worth considering because of his versatility, and the fαct that he has demonstrated that he is capable of scoring on a consistent basis by scoring 13 goals in 20 games played.
The Frenchman scores a goal per three games on average for Borussia Monchengladbach, but if he were to join with Chelsea, the quality of the players around him would likely increase, which would help him improve his scoring average.
Before deciding to sign with Juventus, Serbian attacker Dusan Vlahovic was the subject of transfer rυmors to London, where Arsenal was reportedly interested in making a deal to acquire his services. Even though he has not scored as many goals as some of the other names on the list of possibilities that the Blues have, it is possible that Potter is looking for someone with his specific skill set.