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Lille forward interested in EPL transfer

Chelsea have been handed a major boost in the pursuit of Lille forward Victor Osimhen. French outlet La Voix du Nord claims that Osimhen is keen on making a move to the Premier League I’m the summer. 

According to the report, several clubs in Italy have inquired about the  21-year-old availability during the lockdown. 

However the Nigerian international has his eyes set on a move to the Premier League following an exceptional debut season in France.

Osimhen shot into limelight with his impressive goalscoring exploits following his big-money move from Gent in the summer.  Lightning quick and clinical in front of goal Osimhen has the qualities to thrive in the EPL.

Chelsea are expected to strengthen the forward positions with current options Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi expected to leave in the summer.  Lille are opened to selling the Nigerian forward and have placed an asking price of €75 million for the striker. 

Osimhen netted 18 goals for Lille this campaign before the abrupt end of the League due to the Covid-19 pandemic.