Chelsea keeping tabs on another Nigerian striker

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Chelsea are monitoring the progress of Lille striker Victor Osimhen, according to Sky Sports.

His performances are also been monitored by Tottenham and Liverpool.

However, the Nigeria international is expected to stay at Lille for the rest of the season unless the French club receives a January offer that is too good to refuse.

Osimhen is also reportedly not interested in leaving Lille in January as he is focused on helping the French side qualify for next season’s Champions League. Lille are currently third in Ligue 1 behind Marseille and PSG.

The 20-year-old has been a standout player for the French side this season with 12 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions.

Two of those came in the Champions League, including one against Chelsea in a 2-1 home defeat, as Lille went on to finish bottom of Group H.

Osimhen has also made a strong start to his international career with four goals in nine caps for his country.  He has four-and-a-half years left on a five-year deal he signed with Lille in 2019.

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