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Chelsea set to meet Napoli chiefs over Victor Osimhen

Chelsea set to meet Napoli chiefs over Victor Osimhen

Victor Osimhen news

Osimhen to Chelsea this summer?
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Chelsea are set to meet the representatives of Napoli over a potential deal for striker Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian star has endured an injury-plagued campaign with the Serie A giants but he has still registered 14 goals for them.

Ahead of the summer, the Blues are one of his main admirers and they are set to speak with the Naples outfit over a possible deal.

Osimhen currently has a release clause worth €130m in his deal but it is unlikely that the Blues will pay the reported figure.

The west London giants will need to balance their books before signing him and they are not in a position to meet the price of the clause.

Instead, they are willing to pay a fee in the region of €80-90m which will be discussed with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis.

De Laurentiis has been a tough negotiator over the years, but he is likely to grant the departure of Osimhen during the summer.