According to reports, Chelsea is exploring alternative options in their pursuit of superstar striker Victor Osimhen. The Evening Standard suggests that the Blues are now weighing the possibility of shifting their focus to sign Club Brugge’s emerging talent, Antonio Nusa.
Nusa was in association with a move to Stamford Bridge toward the end of the summer transfer window. Thus, with discussions centering around a potential fee of approximately £26 million.
The teenager even publicly acknowledged that Chelsea had presented him with a substantial financial offer. That is to make the move to the Premier League. However, he expressed his belief that money should not be the determining factor for his next significant career step.
There are assertions that a potential deadline day transfer for the winger hinged significantly on Chelsea generating funds through player sales in the closing hours of the window. Unfortunately, despite endeavors to offload players like Ian Maatsen, this did not come to fruition.
Will Chelsea let their hands off Osimhen in transfer market?
Now, reports indicate that the club maintains an ongoing interest in a potential deal. As they navigate through their transfer targets to strengthen their attacking depth. Despite scoring eight goals in the last two games against Tottenham and Manchester City, the club seems particularly eager for an out-and-out striker on paper.
This inclination suggests a continued exploration of players like Osimhen. He appears likely to depart the club due to their reported mishandling of his situation. While many experts favor Chelsea as the frontrunners to secure a deal for the striker, it is anticipated to come at a substantial cost. Potentially surpassing the current club-record fee.
In light of this, the club might redirect their attention towards players like Ivan Toney. Recent claims suggest that Toney could be obtainable for a more practical price tag. When the transfer window reopens in January.
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