Chelsea to include USMNT star Christian Pulisic in bid to seal Victor Osimhen transfer deal with Napoli

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  • American forward generating exit talk
  • Nigerian striker attracting interest
  • Deals to be done in summer window

WHAT HAPPENED? The Blues are one of several leading sides in Europe to have turned their attention towards Nigeria international Osimhen. The 24-year-old striker has been in stunning form this season, registering 25 goals through 29 appearances for the runaway leaders of Serie A.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Such firepower would be most welcome at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea still lacking a reliable and proven No.9, and it could be that a big-money raid from west London is launched this summer. Calciomercato reports that part of that bid may include United States international forward Pulisic.

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AND WHAT'S MORE: The USMNT winger has struggled for form and fitness at times this season, while facing fierce competition for places, and would help to sweeten a deal for Osimhen as Napoli would be landing another attacker while reluctantly bidding farewell to their superstar centre forward.


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WHAT NEXT? It is also suggested that AC Milan and Juventus would be keen on taking Pulisic to Italy in the next transfer window if he is not used as a makeweight in any other deal, with Chelsea needing to make a big decision on his future as the 24-year-old approaches the final 12 months of his contract in England.