English Premier League club Chelsea have reportedly firmed up their interest in signing Nigeria international Victor Osimhen.
According to Abdellah Boulma via Le 10 Sport, the leadership of Lille have received an offer from Chelsea for Osimhen but the 85 million euros transfer fee being bandied in the media is erroneous and largely overestimated.
Allnigeriasoccer.com had exclusively reported that the French Ligue 1 club did not receive any offer worth 85 million euros from a mysterious club, with Osimhen insisting that he was in the dark over the bid and surprised to see that the rumour went viral on social media.
Osimhen showed off his goalscoring quality when Lille faced off with Chelsea on matchday two in this season’s Champions League, scoring through a powerful header in the first half.
All signs point towards the 2015 U17 World Cup Golden Boot winner moving to the Premier League or La Liga if he quits Lille in the upcoming transfer window.
The 21-year-old has been linked with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Sevilla in Spain, while Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have been mentioned as possible destinations in England.