Chelsea and Napoli learn SHOCKING Osimhen news ahead of Madrid

Chelsea and Napoli learn SHOCKING Osimhen news ahead of Madrid
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Another Victor Osimhen news is coming just hours before Napoli takes on Real Madrid in a Champions League clash at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday night.

As reported by Napoli Calcio News on Wednesday morning, Osimhen's agent Roberto Calenda traveled to Madrid in a potential transfer negotiation with the Spanish giants.

Osimhen's future has been in doubt for months now following a row with the club which came from a social media post in September which critics suggested was racially motivated.

At the time, the player's agent had threatened legal action against Napoli, however, both parties settled their differences. But talks of a potential move away from Italy have been on ever since.

The 24-year-old Nigerian forward has traveled to Spain with his club and teammates to face Real Madrid.

According to reports, images taken of Osimhen saw the player all alone, “without any of his teammates joining him” while capturing images of the Santiago Bernabeu.

Victor Osimhen news: A blow for Chelsea

Osimhen's agent, Calenda, is believed to have arrived at the Spanish capital to discuss a transfer for the Nigerian star after the match with Los Blancos.

The possibility of this happening would be a direct blow for Chelsea who have made the forward a priority transfer target next January.

The Blues have been looking to add the Super Eagle who is seen as a good option to solve their goal-scoring inconsistency in the Premier League this season.

Victor Osimhen in action for Napoli
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Mauricio Pochettino views the Serie A current best striker as the key towards achieving a top-four finish to the season in the league.

The London side look to break their transfer record to meet the striker's asking price of €100 million of which Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis could be tempted to accept in the winter transfer window.

But with Real Madrid now looking to join the list of clubs interested in the player, Chelsea's chances could now be limited.

‘Osimhen is a complete attacker' says Carlo Ancelotti

Osimhen made a return to league action last weekend following his injury recovery that saw him miss six matches for Napoli.

The star-forward made an immediate impact for Walter Mazzarri's side with an assist to Eljif Elmas as Napoli beat Atalanta 2-1 to consolidate their place in the top-four.

Ahead of Napoli's key game with Los Blancos, Real boss Ancelotti has praised the Nigerian striker, noting his strengths in another Osimhen news recently.

“Osimhen is a complete attacker, very strong with his head and in transitions,” Ancelotti told Napoli Magazine on Tuesday.

“We took all this into account in the first leg, and we will try to take it into account tomorrow too.”

Napoli will take on Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday. The match kicks off at 20:00 GMT. A win for the Partenopei will see them book their place in the Round of 16.

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Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.