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Chelsea Suffer Transfer Blow As Osimhen Set To Sign New Napoli Contract

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Chelsea’s Pursuit of Victor Osimhen Dealt a Blow as Napoli Seals New Contract

Chelsea’s aspirations of securing Victor Osimhen as their primary transfer target for the upcoming summer have taken a significant hit.

The Nigerian international appears set to ink a new deal with Napoli, potentially featuring a staggering release clause amounting to €130 million (£112m/$141m).

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Renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano unveiled that Napoli has reached a preliminary agreement with Osimhen for an extended contract.

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While the striker’s current deal expires at the end of the following season, the proposed agreement would add another year, stretching it until 2026, likely incorporating a release clause.

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Osimhen has showcased his prowess by netting six goals in 11 Serie A appearances this season. His expected new contract could mirror his remarkable value, possibly carrying a release clause of up to €130 million, as outlined in the report.

Chelsea, eyeing Osimhen as a potential recruit in January, faces disappointment with this development. Earlier reports had hinted at the club’s interest in pursuing the forward, but the news of his imminent contract extension presents a hurdle.

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The Nigerian striker joined Napoli in 2020 from Lille, with the Serie A side shelling out a club-record fee of €70 million (£60m/$76m), along with potential add-ons worth €10 million (£9m/$11m).The speculated colossal release clause in Osimhen’s new deal could ensure a significant profit for Napoli if activated.

While a substantial transfer move might be in store for the 24-year-old in the future, his immediate focus remains on delivering consistent performances for Napoli.

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Despite this, considering Chelsea’s previous spending patterns during the winter window in 2023, a substantial January bid for Osimhen might still be within the realm of possibility.

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