Liverpool scouting Chelsea transfer target Victor Osimhen
Victor Osimhen could leave Napoli next summer window
Victor Osimhen is a potential target for Chelsea, and Jurgen Klopp dispatched a club scout to study the Napoli attacker during the break in action.
Over the last week, the Nigerian star was scheduled to play for his nation against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique in the Algarve.
In the presence of a few of Klopp’s closest scouts, Osimhen played for an hour against the Saudis before suffering a hamstring injury, reported to The Sun.
The Reds are debating if they can profit from Osimhen’s failing relationship with the defending Serie A winners, along with their Premier League rivals.
Osimhen’s goals propelled Napoli to a remarkable Scudetto victory last season, but after his own team made fun of him on social media for missing a penalty earlier this month, he was left feeling defeated and depressed.
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In spite of Napoli’s reluctance to go with a player they consider at £100 million, Liverpool are already preparing for a potential resurgence of interest in Mohamed Salah from Saudi Pro League clubs.
Even though it has only been slightly more than a year after Liverpool spent over £80 million on Darwin Nunez, they already have an abundance of attacking alternatives.
The Uruguayan international has displayed flashes of excellence during his Anfield career so far and has become a cult favourite because of his enthusiastic and somewhat erratic playing style.
Nunez boasts five goals so far this year across various competitions, while he added one for Uruguay in their momentous victory over Brazil earlier this week.
The 24-year-old, though, is still very much a work in advancement, with former Liverpool striker Michael Owen saying after a poor showing against Union St. Gilloise earlier this month that he needs “a lot of coaching.”