• Chelsea Might Look For Other Alternatives To Victor Osimhen

Chelsea have reportedly abandoned plans to sign Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen this summer. The Blues, seeking to address their goal-scoring issues, have shown interest in the Napoli man. However, according to reports, the West Londoners are now highly likely to look for cheaper alternatives to the current African player of the year.

Osimhen recently signed a new contract with Napoli that also carries a release clause of £113 million. Chelsea will have to fork that out, and likely break their wage structure, to land the Nigerian hit-man.

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The Napoli striker has always hinted at the possibility of playing in the Premier League. With Manchester United also interested, Stamford Bridge does not look like his most likely destination this summer if he leaves Napoli.

The Blues are also tracking RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko. The Slovenian striker has been impressive for Leipzig this season. His release clause is around £42 million, which is just a fraction of what Chelsea will have to pay for Osimhen.

There major talks have been about Chelsea’s finances, and how they will need to sell players first before they can get new players in. This concern has only heightened after Chelsea posted an operating loss of over £90m for the 2023 accounting year.

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Signing a player like Osimhen will mean at least an expenditure of almost £170 million, and according to highly rated sources, Chelsea are not looking to do that this year.

The Club will look to sell players first. Talents like Lewis Hall, Ian Maatsen and also Conor Gallagher, and some other first team stars have been linked with a move away. This could be Chelsea’s only remedy to being competitive in the summer this year.