Eagles striker Osimhen leaves Chelsea purring after sensational hat-trick audition

Victor Osimhen is going to be the subject of a summer transfer war

Eagles striker Osimhen leaves Chelsea purring after sensational hat-trick audition

Izuchukwu Akawor 10:38 - 01.03.2024

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen has hit form for SSC Napoli following his return from AFCON 2023 with the Super Eagles.

Chelsea's representatives will have headed home with smiles on their faces after watching main transfer target Victor Osimhen bag a superb hat-trick for Napoli on Wednesday night.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that Osimhen is back scoring for Serie A champions, Napoli, but his future at the club remains a subject of intense debate and uncertainty.

Chelsea reps watch Osimhen

The Blues are plotting a summer move for the Nigerian hitman and sent scouts to watch him demolish Sassuolo almost single-handedly in a 6-1 thrashing according to a report from HITC.

Osimhen netted a breathtaking treble inside the opening 47 minutes to underline exactly why Chelsea are so keen to break the bank for his signature.

Super Eagles star Victor Osimhen celebrates his excellent night for Napoli.

The 25-year-old took his Serie A tally to 11 goals in just 15 matches this season with his latest goal glut.

Chelsea have been working on a deal for Osimhen since the New Year as they aim to activate his over €100m release clause.

Arsenal and PSG are also circling, but Wednesday's exhibition will have the Blues convinced he can fire them back to the Premier League summit.

Osimhen recently returned from a productive AFCON 2023 campaign, scoring once as Nigeria reached the final.

Victor Osimhen before he roosted Sassuolo.
Victor Osimhen before he roosted Sassuolo. (Photo Credit: Napoli/X)

Since coming back to Italy, the reigning African Player of the Year has been unplayable - netting five goals and one assist in three games.

If Chelsea's scouting team had any lingering doubts, this hat-trick masterclass would have erased them.

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Osimhen is seemingly hitting top form at the perfect time to earn a dream Premier League switch this summer.

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