Pundit hopes that Chelsea wrap up deal for £200,000-a-week star


ESPN FC pundit Janusz Michallik hopes CHELSEA sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in the coming transfer windows.

The board have spent some crazy money over the last couple of transfer windows and brought players to the club that they hoped would get the side competing for the big titles.

They even have one of the best managers in the game and a man that has been tipped to be a real success at Stamford Bridge – but their start to the new season has brought up some worrying displays, and questioned the clubs transfer policy.

That has led to reports in the media that the club could try and make a move for Osimhen in the January window, a man that they wanted to sign in the summer window and a striker that is easily regarded as one of the best in the game.

He has been in contract talks with Napoli for quite some time now, but has been unable to agree a new contract as the Italians are playing hard-ball and do not want to offer him the kind of deal that he feels he fully deserves.

Michallik thinks there will be nowhere left for the club to hide if they sign Osimhen but still continue to struggle. Discussing the possibility of the Blues bringing in the Nigerian in January, the former USA international said: “I hope so. I hope so. I hope they get him because there’ll be absolutely zero excuse, right?

“I mean, up until this point you can say all the players that they’ve bought, young or old, scoring goals is still an issue for them.”

And amid the speculation – Aurelio De Laurentiis says Victor Osimhen’s contract situation is “not up for discussion” after the TikTok video controversy surrounding Napoli.

After Napoli suffered a 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday, the club’s president dismissed fears that the TikTok incident has jeopardized efforts to get his star striker to sign a new contract.

“Victor is a player who makes a team on his own, it’s not up for discussion,” De Laurentiis said to El Chiringuito. “There is no problem with the renewal, everyone in Napoli is happy.”


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