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Victor Osimhen named Chelsea’s priority January target at £100m

According to The Telegraph UK, Victor Osimhen will be Chelsea’s top transfer target in the January 2024 transfer window. The Nigerian striker, who is presently on loan at Napoli in Serie A, is said to have decided to quit the Italian club.

Osimhen rose to prominence after scoring 31 goals to guide Napoli to their third Serie A win last season. He retained his form in the 2023-24 season after joining Napoli from Lille with 75 million Euros in 2020. Rumors, on the other hand, claim a fractured connection with the club and supporters, suggesting his willingness to transfer to the Premier League.

Several teams, including Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid, and Manchester United, have shown interest in Victor Osimhen. Chelsea, on the other hand, appears to be leading the battle to sign the £100 million rated striker, as they want to improve their attacking line after inconsistencies this season. Chelsea, who are now in 10th place in the league standings, have spent a lot of money on players since Todd Boehly came.

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Chelsea was completely crushed in a 4-1 loss to Newcastle, leaving Pochettino furious

Mauricio Pochettino. (Source: Twitter)
Mauricio Pochettino. (Source: Twitter)

After Chelsea’s 4-1 defeat to Newcastle, manager Mauricio Pochettino acknowledged he was unhappy and dissatisfied with his players. Chelsea were jolted by the Magpies, who demonstrated the importance of changing their tactics.

Alexander Isak scored in the 13th minute to put Newcastle in front. Despite Raheem Sterling‘s spectacular free-kick strike in the 23rd minute, Newcastle scored three more goals to defeat Chelsea. To make matters worse, Reece James was fired. Chelsea, who had scored eight goals in their previous two games, were far from their best.

Underperforming players such as Mykhaylo Mudryk and Moises Caicedo are highlighted by the loss. Pochettino and his squad will need to rebound in tough future games against Brighton and Manchester United.

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