Lille centre-forward Victor Osimhen emerged as surprise transfer target for Chelsea

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The London club are amongst a long list of top European sides that are interested in signing Lille centre-forward Victor Osimhen.

The report adds that Premier League clubs Gunners, Man United, Man City and Spurs, as well as several European sides including Real Madrid and AC Milan, are also keeping tabs on the 21-year-old centre-forward.

Two ‘top’ Premier League clubs and a La Liga club have tabled bids for the star, with Lille valuing the ace over £70m.

The Express add that Chelsea are particularly keen on adding attackers this summer. Frank Lampard’s club need other options to help ease the reliance on Tammy Abraham.

Tammy Abraham has established himself as Chelsea’s No.9 this campaign after impressing across various loan spells in recent years, it’s evident that the Englishman does need some help up top though.

Victor has made waves with Lille since joining last summer, the star has bagged 18 goals and registered 6 assists in 38 games across all tournaments this term.

Osimhen has broken through onto the scene and announced himself as one of Europe’s top attacking talents with some fine displays. Nigeria international is contracted until 2023 but Lille will surely cash in on the ace if he continues to perform at this superb level.

Frank Lampard needs to add more quality to his striker ranks, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi have both been unconvincing this season when called on to cover Abraham.