Chelsea will formally pursue Osimhen in January though Real Madrid has also been credited with an interest in the striker, whose move may depend on how talks progress with Brentford over Ivan Toney, whom Arsenal is also looking to add to their squad.
Napoli are hoping to keep Osimhen until next summer amidst an attempt to tie the 24-year-old player down to a new contract but talks have slowed over the size of the release clause the player wants included, coupled with a TikTok post the club later deleted.
The club’s official account appeared to mock Osimhen after he missed a penalty in a 0-0 draw against Bologna last month, an act which brought condemnation from the player’s agent, Roberto Calenda, and a formal apology from Napoli officials.
The player’s contract expires in June 2025 and any sustained refusal to sign a new deal will give interested clubs fresh hope he can be priced away from Napoli in January
Napoli price Osimhen in the region of 120 million pounds, which is around 40 million pounds higher than Toney’s valuation.