Chelsea are reportedly ready to offer a player plus cash deal to sign in-form Napoli forward Victor Osimhen in the summer.
American winger Christian Pulisic has been reportedly earmarked to move in the other direction as the Blues pulls all the triggers to land the highly-rated Nigeria international.
According to reports Chelsea are eyeing a move for Osimhen as a perfect fit for Graham Potter’s style and preferred tactics.
His speed, energy, creativity and agility in front of goal has made the former Lille forward an envy of the Blues’ manager.
Despite a record summer and January spending on the transfer window, the club is reportedly ready to break the bank and add a player to seal a deal with Napoli for Osimhen.
Christian Pulisic has been out of favor under Graham Potter and has seen his game time reduced as Graham Potter struggles to fit the jigsaw array of new signings hurled into the team by Todd Boehly’s £566m splash in the summer and January transfer market.
Chelsea has been signing mostly midfielders and lack frontline attackers. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who joined the club from Barcelona last summer has lost his starting berth under Graham Potter and has been axed off the Blues’ Champions League squad.
Christian Pulisic is another casualty of Chelsea’s overhauled team and has struggle for game time under Potter’s signature tactical plan at Stamford Bridge.
Christian Pulisic’s condition at the club is not expected to improve sooner with Chelsea eyeing a big summer overhaul that will neutralize about eleven players in the squad.
Meanwhile, fans of USA national team are reportedly concerned about the plight of Pulisic under Potter and are eager to see their top star return to action.
A move to the Serie A club could see the winger return to full action but the Blues hopes to broker a deal with the Serie A title hopefuls in the process.
Per TransferMarkt, Osimhen is estimated to be worth $74million (€70million).
The 24-year-old has been in top shape for Napoli this season, banging in goals week in week out. Osimhen has scored 21 league goals in 23 matches for Napoli this season sending them 19 points clear on top of Serie A.
Victor Osimhen has registered five assists in the Serie A and has banged four goals in five Champions League matches for the club to reach the quarterfinals.
His brilliant season with the Azzuri has made him the envy of top clubs in Europe who are eyeing a summer move for him.
Chelsea are currently leading the race to sign the prolific forward and are ready to add Christian Pulisic to the deal.
According to Italian media outlets, AC Milan and Juventus are interested in Pulisic with the managers eyeing a summer move for the player
Meanwhile, Chelsea have to battle Premier League rivals Manchester United who are also ready to splash over £100m for Victor Osimhen this summer.