Fabrizio Romano gives Arsenal and Chelsea boost as star is "dreaming" of Premier League transfer
Will we see him get his dream move to England?
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is dreaming of a move to the Premier League despite also having tempting offers on the table to him from Saudi Arabia during the summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Writing in his exclusive Daily Briefing column earlier today, Romano discussed the interest from the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea in Osimhen, with the Nigeria international looking like an ideal target for those clubs due to their current needs in attack.
Osimhen has shone in Serie A and looks like he’d be more of a prolific option than Gabriel Jesus for Arsenal, while he is also more proven than someone like Nicolas Jackson at Chelsea.
Luckily for the two London giants, it seems Osimhen is very keen on the prospect of a move to English football, judging from what Romano has said.
“Victor Osimhen was another player wanted by Saudi clubs in the summer and he recently admitted publicly that they made crazy money for him, though he decided to stay at Napoli,” Romano said.
“He was open to joining Saudi clubs, but then at the end, the club decided to keep him. Osimhen then also accepted the solution to stay at Napoli and move maybe in summer 2024.
“So, while I would not rule Saudi out, the priority, from what I’m hearing, is still Europe - the player is still dreaming of Premier League football, it’s always been his biggest dream. That’s why clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal are keeping an eye on the situation.
“Chelsea have been linked again and again with Osimhen, but from what I’m hearing a move in January is still very difficult. Napoli don’t want to sell in the middle of the season - never say never in football, but this is their position and I think it will be complicated because Napoli don’t even want to set a price for him now.
“We know that in football everything can change with big money but when I mention big money I think it should be something close to €150m. I don’t see Napoli entertaining any negotiation for less than this in the January window.”