Osimhen To Sign 7-year Chelsea Contract


Baring any last minute change of plan, Nigeria international and Napoli star, Victor Osimhen will pen a 7-year deal with English Premier League side, Chelsea in the summer.

According to TEAMtalk, Osimhen is fully focused on joining Chelsea even though Mauricio Pochettino has left his role as manager, while the Blues are well ahead of Paris Saint-Germain and Saudi clubs in the race for the striker.

Despite Pochettino’s departure, some of Chelsea’s transfer plans are unlikely to change.

First of all, club officials know they need to make a huge investment to strengthen the attack, and the main target remains Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian striker – whose release clause is €130m (£111m) – will leave Napoli in the summer and he desires to play in the Premier League next year, wearing a Chelsea shirt.

Sources have confirmed to TEAMtalk that Osimhen has already given his informal approval for a possible move to the Blues. Only some aspects of his prospective seven-year contract with Chelsea need to be discussed.

Chelsea is willing to pay the centre forward slightly more than what he earns at Napoli.

Nothing is signed, but after many months of contacts between Chelsea and the 25-year-old, his will is clear and he wants to become a key player for Chelsea. An agreement on personal terms is not far away and the parties will continue to talk in the coming days.

Between the clubs, however, there is still a lot to do. Through intermediaries, Chelsea is trying to understand Napoli’s demands.

Todd Boehly’s side is also planning a round of meetings with the Italian club to discuss the economic details and the possibility of including talented young players in the deal to lower the cost.

So far, Napoli has been adamant of not open to reducing the price and only wants cash. At the same time, Chelsea has to manage some exits before fully focusing on Osimhen and trying to make a determined effort for him.