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Battle of The ‘World Best’ Striker: Ten Hag’s United Threatens Pochettino’s Dream Signing At Chelsea

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Battle of The 'World Best' Striker: Ten Hag's United Threatens Pochettino's Dream Signing At Chelsea
Battle of The 'World Best' Striker: Ten Hag's United Threatens Pochettino's Dream Signing At Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino‘s plans for Chelsea have hit a roadblock as Manchester United emerges as the frontrunner in the pursuit of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

While Pochettino has instructed Chelsea to go after the prolific forward, reports suggest that the Red Devils are now in pole position for what could potentially become a record-breaking Premier League transfer.

Chelsea and Man Utd Locked in Battle for Osimhen

As news broke of Chelsea’s agreement with Pochettino, attention turned to the club’s efforts to rebuild the squad.

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With several players expected to depart, securing a new center-forward becomes a top priority for the Blues. While Kai Havertz and Joao Felix have shown their attacking prowess, neither is a natural striker.

Additionally, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s form has waned, leading to rumors of a potential move to Barcelona.

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Chelsea’s struggles in front of goal this season, with just 36 Premier League goals, have highlighted the need for a potent center-forward.

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Victor Osimhen represents an enticing solution for Chelsea. The Nigerian international has enjoyed a sensational season, netting 23 goals in 29 matches to help Napoli clinch their first Serie A title in decades.

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Osimhen’s impact extended to the Champions League, where he scored five goals in six appearances as Napoli reached the quarter-finals.

Reports suggest that Pochettino has identified Osimhen as his dream striker, even dispatching Chelsea scouts to monitor the player’s performance against Monza.

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Man Utd’s Advantages

Despite Chelsea’s keen interest in Osimhen, it appears that Manchester United is in a stronger position to secure the striker’s services.

Erik ten Hag’s side, currently holding a higher league position than Chelsea, is leading the charge for Osimhen. This development means that Pochettino will need to explore alternative options for a new number nine.

While previous reports had linked Man Utd with Harry Kane, it now seems that Osimhen has become their primary target.

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Challenges Ahead

Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis is renowned for his tough negotiating tactics, and Osimhen’s potential transfer will not come cheap.

De Laurentiis has reportedly set a staggering €150 million price tag (approximately £131 million) for the striker, which would surpass Enzo Fernandez’s £107 million Premier League transfer record.

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However, for a club like Manchester United aspiring to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal, such a significant investment becomes necessary.

Osimhen’s presence alongside the attacking talents of Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, and Antony could elevate Man Utd’s offensive capabilities.

Chelsea’s Champions League Dilemma:

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Although Chelsea will undoubtedly join the bidding for Osimhen, their absence from next season’s Champions League may hamper their chances.

The allure of playing in Europe’s elite competition could prove decisive for the Nigerian forward, potentially favoring a move to Man Utd over Chelsea.

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With Erik ten Hag’s side leading the charge for Osimhen, Chelsea faces an uphill battle in their pursuit.

While the potential transfer fee may be astronomical, Manchester United’s ambitions to challenge the top contenders in English football make Osimhen a coveted addition to their attacking lineup.

Chelsea’s lack of Champions League football further complicates their pursuit, leaving them with tough decisions to make in their quest for a prolific center-forward.

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