Chelsea did make an offer for Lille forward Victor Osimhen very recently, according to reports in the French media. An unnamed club was mentioned as having placed a bid of €85m (£75m) for the Nigerian international.
However, while the transfer amount is believed to have been exaggerated, it is said there was a formal approach from the Blues for the 21-year-old. Supporters on Twitter are hoping a deal will be concluded:
What a steal if we get him
— 🎮UGOO (@CFC_Ug_) May 12, 2020
A lot of potential
— Matt (@Stamford_Chels) May 12, 2020
Hope it's true, he will need some time to work on somethings tho, but already a good goalscorer
— Mobolaji-Sanni Seun (@SeunMobolaji) May 12, 2020
— Yomi Oye (@o_shaqs) May 12, 2020
Really like his fight on the pitch. Destined for the top imo.
— SilentButDeadly (@SilentB86409328) May 12, 2020
I’d love this deal to go through.
— Ben (@RealBenGill) May 12, 2020
Sign him up plssss
— Lambency (@exhiliratedguy) May 12, 2020
We need this Nigerian beast
— Abdirazaq Kiko (@AbdirazaqK) May 12, 2020
Osimhen is a beast, hope we sign him 🙏
— Chelsea (@ChukzTony) May 12, 2020
There is no doubt that Blues boss Frank Lampard is very keen to add firepower to his attack when the transfer window reopens.
Stronger competition for Tammy Abraham is needed, with the likes of Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud having failed to impress for the most part this season.
Napoli’s Dries Mertens has been touted as a potential cheap alternative but it seems the London club are going all out for Osimhen instead. The Nigerian has also been linked with Liverpool and Manchester United, and it remains to be seen whether other clubs will enter the running for the player.