Chelsea could reportedly break their transfer record again for Victor Osimhen in January – despite concerns over breaching FFP regulations.
According to Football Transfers, Todd Boehly remains determined to bring Osimhen during the upcoming January transfer window to boost a misfiring Chelsea attack. Despite the uncertainty around Financial Fair Play (FFP) restrictions, Chelsea is prepared to break their transfer record for Osimhen, emphasizing their commitment to landing the Nigerian international.
Osimhen has been attracting interest from Arsenal as well but it is unlikely that the Gunners would match the astronomical demands of the reigning Serie A champions. In fact, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is optimistic about Osimhen’s future at Naples and remains confident that the player will be signing a new deal, despite the TikTok scandal which soured his relationship with the club.
With Osimhen’s contract expiring in 2025, Napoli faces a ticking clock. If a new contract isn’t signed before the summer, the club may be compelled to sell him at a cut price rate so that they don’t lose him for free in 2025.
Chelsea, closely monitoring the situation, is even considering selling Armando Broja to fund Osimhen’s £100 million ($126m) price tag. The Nigerian striker scored 26 league goals to fire Napoli to their first Scudetto in 33 years last season and also made history by becoming the first African player to win the Serie A Golden Boot. He is in action against Juventus on Friday night in Serie A.