‘We Are Finished’ ‘CLOWNLAKE OUTTTTT’ Chelsea Fans Not Happy After David Ornstein Provides Transfer Update

‘We Are Finished’ ‘CLOWNLAKE OUTTTTT’ Chelsea Fans Not Happy After David Ornstein Provides Transfer Update

Chelsea may not pursue a “big-name” striker this summer, according to The Athletic reporter David Ornstein.

The trusted journalist says that the Blues could shy away from paying a sizeable amount on a new No.9 when the transfer window reopens:

“Chelsea’s recruitment policy will continue on a youthful front. We will see some activity in the summer. They will address the defence. In attack as well but it’s not guaranteed that they will sign one of these big-name huge money signings.”

This new development has not gone down well with supporters on X, with many questioning the transfer strategy of the club owned by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital:

Chelsea’s move for Victor Osimhen is now in doubt

The Nigerian international will have a €130m (£110.5m) release clause active at the end of the season but Ornstein’s remarks suggest that the Blues may opt against signing the striker.

With Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain also said to be keen on Osimhen, Chelsea could end up losing out on the player.

Which striker will the club target instead?

Brentford’s Ivan Toney will be available for a fee much lower than his original £100m asking price this summer, as the England international will be entering the final year of his contract.

Sporting Lisbon’s Viktor Gyokeres and RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko are the younger alternatives that would come under consideration.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.