Chelsea has put Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen at the head of their summer shopping list.
The Blues’ incoming manager Mauricio Pochettino believes a world-class No.9 can help Chelsea re-establish themselves at the top end of the Premier League table.
Pochettino would love a reunion with Harry Kane at Stamford Bridge but knows Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is highly unlikely to sell to their fierce London rivals.
talkSports of the UK notebook revealed in February that Chelsea had joined Manchester United in the race for Osimhen.
With Manchester United’s future ownership still uncertain, the Blues are in a stronger financial position to meet Napoli’s £ 125 million asking price.
Chelsea’s interest in Osimhen raises fresh doubts over the future of on-loan Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix.
Felix wants to stay and has shown flashes of his quality this season, but not enough to persuade owner Todd Boehly to pay the £90m Atleti wants to sign him permanently.