Blues receive Victor Osimhen boost; Trevoh Chalobah backed to leave
Chelsea will travel to St. James’ Park on Saturday (November 25) been today to face Newcastle United in the Premier League. New boss Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to pick up a win as he looks to finish in the top four. The Blues are tenth after 12 games, 12 points off leaders Manchester City.
Meanwhile, the Blues have received a boost in their plans to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. Elsewhere, midfielder Trevoh Chalobah has been backed to leave Stamford Bridge in January.
On that note, here’s a look at the key Chelsea transfer stories as on November 25, 2023:
Chelsea have received a boost in their attempts to sign Victor Osimhen. According to Calcio Mercato, the Nigerian forward prefers a move to Stamford Bridge.
Osimhen is among the most feared strikers in the world and played a key role in Napoli’s Serie A triumph last season. However, his future at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium has come under doubt following a controversial social media post by the club.
Osimhen’s contract with the Italian champions expires in 2025, but he hasn’t agreed a new deal yet. The London giants are attentive to the situation as they look to prise him away to address their striker conundrum.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also in the race, but the player would like to join the Blues.
Trevoh Chalobah backed to leave
Chelsea want to sell Trevoh Chalobah in January, despite his injury, according to transfer insider Ben Jacobs.
The English defender was wanted by Nottingham Forest in the summer, while Bayern Munich attempted to prise him away on deadline day. However, the player ended up staying at the club and is now out with a thigh injury.
Jacobs told GIVEMESPORT that Chalobah could leave in the winter, even if he remains injured.
Jacobs added that there’s considerable interest in the 24-year-old but hinted that the Bavarians could be eyeing Manchester United’s Raphael Varane.
Tottenham Hotspur were previously linked with Chalobah, but according to Sky Sports, Spurs are no longer interested in the Englishman.