Osimhen: Saudi clubs to rival Chelsea, Real Madrid in chase for unhappy Napoli striker

Osimhen: Saudi clubs to rival Chelsea, Real Madrid in chase for unhappy Napoli striker

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 07:58 - 28.09.2023

Victor Osimhen's tense situation at Napoli has reportedly opened the door to a potential exit that could see the world's biggest clubs go head-to-head.

Osimhen will have no shortage of options should he choose to leave Napoli in the January transfer window, according to the latest reports.

The deep pockets of the Middle East are prepared to do battle with, and possibly blow away strong interest from Real Madrid and Chelsea for the Nigerian goal machine.

Osimhen's Napoli future in doubt

Victor Osimhen falls out with Napoli manager Rudi Garcia | Imago
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen needs just four goals to break Obafemi Martins' Champions League record || Photo credit: Imago

Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal made an offer of around €150m for Osimhen that was rejected in the summer and they will certainly be paying close attention to proceedings in Italy.

Osimhen's Napoli deal runs till 2025 and up till now last season's Golden Boot winner has shown no real interest in extending that contract, leading many to believe a transfer could happen sooner or later.

The striker's future in Naples has been thrown into serious doubt over TikTok videos published and since deleted by the reigning Italian champions. 

One of the videos centered around the striker's penalty miss against Bologna and the actions prompted his agent to reveal the possibility of taking legal action against the club.

Osimhen to Chelsea, Real Madrid or Saudi Arabia?

Victor Osimhen has been nominated for the FIFA Best Award (Photo Credit: Napoli/X)

According to MailSport, Chelsea and Real Madrid have real interest in the Super Eagles forward but the price tag may be a factor for the LaLiga side, who also maintain a firm interest in signing Kylian Mbappe from PSG next summer.

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