Chelsea transfer target reveals why he rejected Arsenal

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Chelsea have been linked with a summer move for Lille striker Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen, 21, has been in excellent form for Lille this season, scoring 18 goals in 38 games.

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The Nigerian international rejected the chance to join Arsenal as a teenager and he has now explained why.

Speaking to The Independent, he said: “I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal.

“I had a lot of options. Barcelona; Inter Milan; Atletico Madrid; Juventus and the rest.

“Arsenal was a good option but it wasn’t the best at the time. I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18.

“I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.”

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