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Chelsea eye Osimhen to replace Lukaku

Chelsea eye Osimhen to replace Lukaku

Todd Boehly has drawn up a shortlist of five strikers to replace Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea this summer and according to reports, Victor Osimhen is one of those names on the new Chelsea boss’s list.

Lukaku sealed his return to Inter Milan on loan on Tuesday, having been blatant in his desire to return to the Serie A side after a miserable season, in which he scored just 15 goals in 44 appearances.

Boehly was initially against allowing the £97.5m striker leave but was convinced by manager Thomas Tuchel that it was the best solution for all parties.

And now the Daily Mail claims Boehly’s priority is to replace Lukaku, with five strikers ‘under discussion’ at the club.

Boehly is now working closely with Thomas Tuchel on transfers at Chelsea following the departure of director Marina Granovskaia.

Osimhen, who won the Italian Serie A Most Valuable Player for U-23 footballers, has attracted the attention of many clubs and is one of the most sought-after players in Europe after a fine season in Italy.

The Nigeria international scored 18 goals and registered six assists for Napoli in all competitions despite missing a chunk of the season with injury.

He also scored five goals in two games for the Super Eagles in the opening AFCON qualifying group stage games. Four of those goals came in an impressive performance against a lacklustre Sao Tome side as Super Eagles mauled them 10-0 in Morocco.

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