Over his time in Naples, Osimhen has made a name for himself as one of the biggest names in football.
In just 111 games since 2020, Osimhen has scored 65 goals and provided 15 assists, helping Napoli end a three-decade wait for another Serie A championship.
With just over 19 months left on his contract, the Nigerian international has reached a point in his career and contract where decisions about his next move must be made.
Additionally, the club’s social media team’s two nasty Tiktok posts on Osimhen earlier in the campaign caused a well-documented backlash.
Osimhen is expected to stay at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona for the remainder of 2023–24, with Napoli expecting that he can at least maintain the team’s position in the top four, despite the fact that they are now 10 points behind leaders Inter Milan.
However, president Aurelio De Laurentiis would start to take bids for Osimhen’s signing if he reaches the summer with only a year remaining on his deal.
Osimhen would love to join for Chelsea, according to journalist Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard.
The forward has also been linked to Manchester United, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur, although at a time when the latter team might not be able to afford the player.
Osimhen is seemingly more interested in a switch to Stamford Bridge, though, and the transfer may become a possibility in the summer, rather than January.
Recently, club legend John Obi Mikel acknowledged that he would like his Nigerian compatriot to move to the West Londoners, offering to help with any negotiations.
Pochettino already has Christopher Nkunku, Nicolas Jackson and Armando Broja has options in the final third, that trio all having admirers in the Argentine.
That said, Chelsea have not always looked clinical in attack, and being able to sign a player of Osimhen’s stature for less than his market value – given his contractual situation – may prove too appealing to turn down.