Victor Osimhen is not always far from the news, as he keeps hugging the headlines.
After winning the African Player of the Year award in a ceremony in Marrakech on Monday night, Osimhen followed it up with a goal in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night to lead Napoli to a 2-0 win over SC Braga.
The Osimhen transfer news has been the subject of discussion for a long time, with speculations suggesting his future was away from the Diego Maradona Stadium.
It seems all those speculations have been put to rest, but the latest news will not excite the hierarchy at Chelsea, who have had an eye on the Nigerian forward.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano suggests that Osimhen will remain at Napoli for at least another year.
Osimhen and Napoli reach agreement over a new contract
The Osimhen transfer saga seems to have been settled after Fabrizio Romano reported that both parties agreed in principle over a new deal that will keep the striker in Naples.
According to the report, the agreement would see Osimhen remain at Napoli for another season, which expires in 2026.
The twist in the tale is that a release clause has also been included in the agreement. Romano reports that the clause is around €130m.
According to the respected journalist, an announcement is expected soon.
🚨🔵 Napoli reach an agreement in principlenwith Victor Osimhen on new contract with release clause included!
It will be valid until June 2026, one more year.
↪️🇳🇬 Final value of the clause, TDB — could be around €130m as per Sky.
Official announcement expected soon. pic.twitter.com/nVPhOQDwzM
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 13, 2023
Chelsea rocked by Osimhen agreement
Chelsea was among the clubs eyeing a move for Osimhen, with several reports suggesting a January transfer deal could be done.
Chelsea is struggling this season and needs a potent striker like Osimhen to lead their attack.
Chelsea will not find the latest report palatable as their quest for a top-rated striker continues.
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