The Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has claimed they could sell Chelsea‘s target, Victor Osimhen, if an attractive bid comes in this summer.

This was made known by a transfer journalist, Farizio Ramano, via his twitter handle on Monday, 19th June, 2023.

The Napoli striker, Osimhen has been linked to move to Premier League club, Chelsea, but the Blues have not made any offers for him so far.

The Nigerian 24-year-old striker, enjoyed a prolific season, scoring 26 goals in 32 Serie A matches and steered the club to the Scudetto for the first time since 1990.

Victor Osimhen, Napoli striker

His excellent performance this season has attracted many top European clubs, but Osimhen’s move could be hard given the high price tagged on him.

Chelsea has for long, shown interested in signing the striker, but now the club is closing in on signing Villarreal forward, Nicolas Jackson, which may hinder the pursuit of Osimhen.

However, Napoli’s president has asserted that they may consider selling the striker if a lucrative bid is offered.

“We’ve reached an agreement in principle with Victor Osimhen to extend his contract for two more years. In case an exorbitant bid impossible to reject arrives, we will see and make the best decision for the club”.

Osinmhen has already said that he wish to play in the European Premier League.

There is possibility he could eventually move from the Serie A to the Premier League’s ambitions.

However, it depends on Chelsea to decide what will happen to Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s futures before considering having Victor Osimhen

Ezekiel Kefas