Chelsea target Osimhen is leading candidate to replace Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain

Published: February 16, 2024
Chelsea target Osimhen is leading candidate to replace Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain

Nigeria international Victor Osimhen is being heavily linked with a summer transfer to French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain.


Premier League giants Chelsea were thought to be in pole position to sign the reigning African Footballer of the Year at the end of the 2023-2024 season but there is a new development.


The Athletic UK's transfer market guru David Ornstein and Peter Rutzler are reporting that Osimhen features prominently on Paris Saint-Germain’s transfer shortlist after Kylian Mbappe informed the club of his intention to leave this summer.


Mbappe has made it clear he would not extend his contract with the Parisians which expires this summer so the capital outfit are looking to sign Osimhen as his replacement. 


Luis Campos, who works as Football Advisor for PSG currently and previously Lille's sporting director, played a key role in Osimhen's transfer to the Ligue 1 from Sporting Charleroi in 2019.


The influential Portuguese talent spotter has known the former Golden Eaglets sensation for close to a decade, having scouted him at the age of 16 at the 2015 Africa U17 Cup of Nations.

Osimhen has been in the headlines in recent transfer windows, with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal also mentioned as potential destinations in the Premier League apart from Chelsea who are in the market for a marquee striker.


Any offer to sign the 25-year-old has to be close to his release clause which is in the region of 130 million euros.




Ifeanyi Emmanuel 



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