Victor Osimhen: Chelsea to use former player to lure Napoli icon to Premier League

Victor Osimhen for Napoli (Credit: IMAGO)


Napoli's Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen: Chelsea to use former player to lure Napoli icon to Premier League

Izuchukwu Akawor 10:30 - 27.11.2023

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen is wanted by most European giants led by Chelsea, with just two years left on his SSC Napoli contract.

Premier League club Chelsea are looking to leverage on a former to assist in the battle for Victor Osimhen’s signature. 

Osimhen remains in demand, with Chelsea leading a line-up of star-studded teams looking to prise the Napoli man away from Naples. 

Chelsea’s Osimhen plan

According to a report from the Express, Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly could play a decisive role in their bid to sign Osimhen. 

Koulibaly was at Stamford Bridge for just a single before he swapped England for Saudi Arabia. 

Victor Osimhen led Napoli to the Serie A title last season || Credit: X

The 31-year-old had a difficult time at the club after he joined from Italian side Napoli, where he spent eight seasons. 

Despite leaving Napoli, Koulibaly remains a respected figure in Naples. He spent two of his eight seasons with the Italians sharing the same dressing room with Osimhen. 

Kalidou Koulibaly spent one season at Chelsea.

Koulibaly, who has since moved to Saudi Arabian side, Al Hilal, remains close to Nigeria’s superstar striker and per the report, could be key to the 24-year-old choosing the Blues ahead of other suitors. 

Napoli hero, Osimhen, has emerged as a key target for the London side as Mauricio Pochettino looks to return the club to its glory days. 

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is reportedly a target for Chelsea

Osimhen, who joined the Serie A champions in 2020, is currently in talks with the club for a new contract but at the moment both parties are at variance. 

The Nigerian forward completed a successful return to fitness after he helped Napoli see off Atalanta in the Serie A at the weekend. 

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