Chelsea striker signing takes twist as Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho launches bid
Chelsea could be beaten to the signing of Victor Osimhen by Premier League rivals Tottenham.
Chelsea are in danger of missing out on Victor Osimhen with the Lille striker reportedly the subject of a bid from Tottenham. The Blues are on the hunt for a new striker to help Tammy Abraham shoulder the goalscoring burden at Stamford Bridge, with Osimhen identified as a potential summer target.
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The Nigerian is under contract until 2024 but is wanted by a host of European clubs after 18 goals and six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.
Chelsea had supposedly been leading the race for Osimhen, and earlier this month French outlet Telefoot claimed an unknown club had submitted an €85million (£75m) bid for the 21-year-old.
It has been suggested that this club was Chelsea, while Sky Sports have previously reported that two Premier League clubs and a La Liga side had all tabled bids for Osimhen
But Abdellah Boulma, chief editor of Cahiers du Football and L’Observateur, cast doubt on the latest Telefoot report by suggesting the bid was from Tottenham and former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.