It is no news that Chelsea are interested in transfer move for Nigerian and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, MySportDab reports.
But there have been uncertainties over when the London club are ready to fully wade into a move for the player.
There have been reports the Blues will wait till the summer before trying to sign Victor Osimhen now a report carried from multiple outlets seems to point to the contrary.
In a latest report shared by Transfer Live from the Telegraph, Chelsea are considering Victor Osimhen as their prime target and are ready to make a move on the player as early as possible.
The report adds the club are set to launch a move for Osimhen in January as they hope to arrest the lethargy on the finishing.
“Chelsea are set to make Napoli’s Victor Osimhen their prime target in January with the 24-year-old open to a move to Stamford Bridge,” Transfer Live said.
🚨 Chelsea are set to make Napoli's Victor Osimhen their prime target in January, with the 24-year-old open to a move to Stamford Bridge.
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Osimhen has two years remaining on his Napoli contract but could be tempted to leave the Azzuri before his contract expires.
MySportDab understand Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis considers Osimhen key to the club but will not hesitate on a deal to sell the player at the right offer.
Chelsea are not the only club interested in a move for Victor Osimhen, and are bound to enter into competition with other European clubs interested in a deal for the player.
Aurelio De Laurentiis values Victor Osimhen in excess of £100m and will not budge on his demand before parting ways with the player.
Last season, Chelsea were also in the mix of clubs interested in the services bod the Nigerian prolific forward but later chickened out due to Napoli’s valuation of the player.
It is still unclear whether the Blues will break the banks in January to sign the player.
Meanwhile, Osimhen had reiterated he is focused on his career with Napoli since last season but has not ruled away a move to the Premier League.
In his recent podcast interview with Mikel Obi, the former Lille forward revealed he admires both Chelsea and Manchester United in the Premier League and will not turn down a move to the two clubs.