Chelsea are lining up an ambitious move for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, with Mauricio Pochettino keen to bring in a striker when he takes over as head coach this summer.
Pochettino is flying to London this week to sign a three-year deal and will have funds to strengthen his squad. Chelsea want a goalkeeper, additions in central midfield and a potent No 9. They have toiled in the final third this season and have not had a clinical striker since selling Diego Costa in 2017.
Chelsea, who are fighting a losing battle to keep Mason Mount, have had Osimhen on their radar for a while. The Nigeria striker has been crucial to Napoli romping to the Serie A title this season, scoring 23 goals in 29 league games. Osimhen has done well against Chelsea in the past, scoring against them in the Champions League for Lille in 2019.