Chelsea in advanced talks with 23-year-old Serie A centre-forward

Napoli will be demanding €80m if they are forced to part ways with Victor Osimhen. Real Madrid and Chelsea are among the teams that are closely monitoring the progress of the 23-year-old striker. Nigeria international joined Napoli from Lille in September 2020 and has since come a long way in his career.

The Nigerian striker experienced teething problems initially at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, but he has progressed considerably since the turn of the year.

After strongly ending the 2020/21 campaign, the Nigerian was in fantastic touch in the first half of the ongoing season, raking in nine goals and two assists in 14 games in all tournaments.

The African striker’s exploits have not gone unnoticed, with some of the biggest teams in Europe, including Real Madrid and Chelsea, setting their sights on the centre-forward. The interest from Los Blancos could be stemming from Benzema’s advancing years.

While Karim is in the form of his life, he is approaching the final phase of his career. That is why the La Liga giants look to be laying down the succession plan for the French striker, with Erling Haaland reportedly their priority target.

However, Lukaku’s recent comments have changed things at Chelsea, with the Belgian striker linked with PSG as a result. Romelu might still have a bright future at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea need to be on the lookout for a possible replacement in the worst-case scenario.