How Chelsea could sign Osimhen in January and still comply with FFP

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

30th Sep, 2023 | 8:00am

Revealed: How Chelsea could sign Osimhen in January and still comply with FFP

Chelsea will have to offload more first-team players to make a deal for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen possible, sources have told Football Insider.

Football Insider revealed on Friday (29 September) that Chelsea could be the best-placed club to land the striker if he forces an exit from Naples.

Osimhen’s agent has recently threatened Napoli with legal action after a series of TikTok videos were posted by the team mocking the forward.

It is believed a deal for the Nigeria international, who is out of contract in June 2025, will be a tough one to do for Chelsea from a Financial Fair Play standpoint.

The Blues spending a reported £400million in the summer window – supplementing that outlay with the sales of a number of key players.

Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic and Kalidou Koulibaly were among the stars to depart Stamford Bridge for big-money fees.

But more sales will have to follow if Chelsea are to solve their striker woes with the signing of Osimhen in the January or summer 2024 windows.

Noni Madueke and Marc Cucurella are among the first-team stars to play the fewest minutes for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season.

Football Insider revealed on Thursday (28 September) that a forward has been made the “priority” by the Blues’ transfer chiefs after a poor start to the season.

Big-money striker signing Christopher Nkunku could be out injured until the end of this year, while fellow summer arrival Nicolas Jackson is struggling to find his feet at the top of the Blues’ attack.

Osimhen has already hit four goals in seven games across all competitions for Napoli this term.

He fired 31 goals last season to help them to the Serie A title.

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