Chelsea offer Romelu Lukaku, Cesare Casadei in deal to sign Victor Osimhen

London giants Chelsea have offered Romelu Lukaku and Cesare Casadei in the deal to sign 25-year-old Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.

According to an update by Damiano Er Faina, Victor Osimhen is the subject of interest from Victor Osimhen. The Blues have been keen on signing an experienced striker in the summer transfer window, with the Napoli attacker their top target. And they have offered Romelu Lukaku and Cesare Casadei plus €40 million to land the 25-year-old centre-forward.

The Victor Osimhen story

Victor Osimhen has been one of the best strikers in the world since joining Napoli from LOSC Lille in September 2020. The Nigerian international encountered some teething problems but has not looked back since finding a stable footing in the first-team squad at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.

The 25-year-old endured a frustrating campaign due to off-field issues and fitness problems. Osimhen managed only 17 goals and four assists in 32 appearances across all competitions, as Napoli meekly surrendered the Serie A title last season. However, the player’s stock remains high in the market.

The former LOSC Lille striker is a target for several high-profile clubs across Europe, with recent reports linking him with Manchester United and Arsenal, among others. However, the first bid has come from Chelsea, with the West London club offering a part-exchange deal to secure Osimhen’s services.

London calling?

Chelsea’s interest in Victor Osimhen is understandable. The Blues have been scouring the market for a striker heading into the summer transfer window. While they have signed Marc Guiu from Barcelona, the West London club will look to land another centre-forward this year.

So, Osimhen is a viable target, with Chelsea submitting a bid for a part-exchange deal to sign the 25-year-old. The arrangement includes a cash payment of €40 million, with Romelu Lukaku and Cesare Casadei also in the package. However, it is unclear if the proposal will turn Napoli’s head and convince the Serie A club to part ways with the 25-year-old striker.

An offer worth €40 million plus Casadei and Lukaku should ideally compel Napoli to sell Osimhen, considering the Partenopei will get a midfielder and a striker in the package. It will be interesting to see if the Blues get their offensive target in the summer transfer window.

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