Chelsea willing to submit club record offer for Victor Osimhen

Chelsea are open to breaking their club record to sign Victor Osimhen, as they are ready to pay his release clause with conditions.

According to TBR, Chelsea could break their transfer record with a mammoth offer for Victor Osimhen to take him away from Napoli. The Blues would likely trigger the €130 million release clause, but they still want the payments structured along with the prospect of adding players and add-ons to the deal.

Chelsea to trigger Victor Osimhen clause?

Chelsea had been looking for a new No.9 to take them to the next level and would undoubtedly prefer Victor Osimhen over other targets. There are names like Lautaro Martinez, Viktor Gyokeres and Benjamin Sesko, among others, but they are ready to test Napoli’s resolve with a club-record offer for the Nigerian.

Napoli President Aurelio Di Laurentiis is known as a tough negotiator, and in the case of his star striker, he will not seek anything below the €130 million release clause. Chelsea is reportedly willing to pay up on the condition that the Napoli supremo can agree on structuring payments as well as including players and add-ons as part of the agreement.

A recent report stated that Chelsea were open to including Romelu Lukaku as part of the deal as a sweetener. They have reportedly informed the Belgian of this idea but have yet to discuss it with Napoli. As it stands, the Blues are willing to pay a club record fee, which would be Osimhen’s release clause, and look to bring the 25-year-old attacker to Stamford Bridge.

Di Laurentiis might consider his entire €130 million release clause in structured payments, but there are doubts about whether he would include add-ons as part of the deal, although that could be additional. They might give the idea of having Lukaku a firm thought, but overall, in any agreement with Osimhen, the fixed amount will play a significant role in negotiations.

PSG also optimistic about Osimhen

PSG are about to lose Kylian Mbappe, their primary goalscorer, and would want a new player to replace the French superstar. They have stayed optimistic about Osimhen over the last few months, and much like Chelsea, could trigger his release clause.

Alternatively, PSG have better financial resources than Chelsea, and could end up offering favourable terms, even paying the entire amount up front to sign the 25-year-old attacker. However, the final decision will stay with the striker to make a decision, as Osimhen must relay his choice to Napoli to get things rolling with his transfer.

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