Chelsea and Arsenal remain in the race for Victor Osimhen, according to Ben Jacobs’ sources who claim the striker’s priority is a move to the Premier League.

Osimhen has recently signed a contract extension until June 2026 with Napoli, but the defending Serie A champions are prepared to part company with their star striker who has a release clause in the region of €130m attached to his new deal.

Chelsea, Arsenal and PSG are among the clubs linked with securing his services over the summer and journalist Ben Jacobs says Osimhen’s priority is to move to England at the end of the season.

“We still can’t rule out Arsenal in the race for Osimhen. It’s also true that PSG have Osimhen very, very high on their list of targets and can move in the market because they will free up money due to Kylian Mbappe’s departure,” the journalist told Givemesport.

“I’m still told by sources that Osimhen’s priority is the Premier League, which is encouraging for Chelsea and Arsenal. He would be looking for about £250,000 per week, which Arsenal, Chelsea and PSG would all be happy to pay.”

Osimhen has scored twice in two matches under Francesco Calzona since returning from AFCON, finding the net against Barcelona in the Champions League and Cagliari in Serie A.

The Nigeria international joined Napoli in 2020 and has scored 69 goals in 121 matches with the Partenopei, becoming Serie A’s Capocannoniere in 2022-23 when Napoli won their first Scudetto in 33 years.

 

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