Napoli star striker Victor Osimhen is in the final stages of negotiating a new contract with the club, according to confirmation from Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. This development could put an end to speculation over his possible move to Chelsea, which has been heavily linked to the prolific Nigerian striker.
Osimhen played a crucial role in Napoli winning the Serie A title last season and his performance has made him a hot target. Although there is rumored to be a lot of interest in signing the striker, Osimhen seems destined to stay in Serie A, at least for now.
Osimhen is on the verge of staying at Napoli for much longer
Journalist Ben Jacobs points out that while there has been speculation about the possibility of a move in January, a summer exit is more likely. De Laurentiis has confirmed that Napoli are in the final stages of signing a contract that has been pending since the summer.
A possible contract extension for Osimhen would be a setback for Chelsea, who wanted to keep the striker’s transfer fee low. However, regardless of when Osimhen decides to leave Napoli, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is expected to be willing to pay a fee that could set another British record.
During his three years at Napoli, Osimhen has made an impressive mark, scoring 65 goals in 113 games in all competitions since arriving from Lille in 2020. The possible extension of Osimhen’s contract with Napoli adds a new twist to the narrative of their future. Fans and Chelsea await future developments.