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Destination Chelsea? as £70 million striker Osimhen urged to make summer move

Chelsea target Victor Osimhen has been urged by Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr to leave Lille this summer.

Michy Batshuayi is now the latest name to be linked with a transfer move away from the club after Olivier Giroud recently agreed to stay at Stamford Bridge for at least another 12 months.

And one name that has now been added to that shopping list is that of Osimhen, who has impressed over in the French League this season with his goals and performances.

Osimhen has netted 18 goals in Ligue 1 this season after joining from Belgian side Sporting Charleroi last summer for around £10million, but we have been warned that they will not be able to sign the striker on the cheap.

And now Rohr believes that playing at a higher level will help his Super Eagles chances, He told Le Quotidien du Foot: “Victor Osimhen, I think, will have a very big opportunity to go from Lille, perhaps in the Premier League, to a very, very big club.

“If we have players playing at a very high level for their clubs, our level at the Super Eagles would grow also.

“(But) if he is signing for a very big club – you have seen the clubs ready to buy him now – he is not so sure to play because there’s big competition for the starting places in the team.

“(Although) it would be better to play in a better club than Lille.”

Osimhen is a very good young striker that would suit the style of play here at the Bridge, but that £70 million is alot ot pay and we will need to get that asking price down before completing a deal.

But if he was signed, we would welcome the very talented striker with open arms.

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