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Chelsea could smash their transfer record AGAIN this January to continue Todd Boehly spending spree

Chris Byfield

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Chelsea could smash their transfer record AGAIN this January to continue Todd Boehly spending spree

Chelsea could break their transfer record again this January, according to a fresh report.

In the summer the Blues paid a Brighton club-record £115million to sign Ecuadorian midfielder Moises Caicedo.

The deal was struck a matter of months after Chelsea broke their then-transfer record to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for £106.8million.

And Chelsea have been tipped to break that record for the third season in succession to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

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TalkSPORT have claimed that the Blues have been given an indication that Osimhen could be available in January.

The Nigerian, who has previously been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United, scored 31 goals across all competitions last term as Napoli went on to win their first Scudetto in 33 years. Osimhen has already netted a further six times this season thus far.

However, the publication claimed Napoli valued the Nigerian international at £120million, a price tag that would eclipse the British record fee Chelsea paid for Caicedo.

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Osimhen may be open to a move to the Premier League, having admitted he owned a Chelsea and Manchester United shirt growing up.

Speaking on John Obi Mikel’s ‘Obi One’ podcast Osimhen said: “I don’t have a boyhood Premier League team but I have two jerseys from my brother because I played grassroots football.

“I had one with Chelsea and one with Manchester United – the one with Vodafone on it.

“A lot of my friends were Chelsea fans and a few Manchester United, but in Nigeria, everyone watches Premier League.”

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In the same interview, Osimhen added that he looked up to former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba.

On the former Ivory Coast captain, Osimhen said: “I am still learning and watching a lot of Drogba’s highlights as well as some other amazing strikers.

“Last season he texted me on Instagram. When it is someone you like and idolise so much, and when you see Didier Drogba with the verified page – at first I went on to his page to see if it was the real one.

“I took a screenshot of it a few times and then replied. The message was really inspiring and encouraging to me.

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“That he is watching and rooting for me, I got motivation. Then getting your idol texting you motivation, that is a huge one for me also. It is like double motivation.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Chelsea, Victor Osimhen, Premier League, Transfers, Napoli

Chris Byfield
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