Chelsea urged to sell €100m star to fund Osimhen transfer

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Former Chelsea winger, Pat Nevin has urged the Blues to sell Mykhailo Mudryk, and use the money to fund the transfer of Victor Osimhen.

Chelsea are believed to be in the market for a new striker, as they continue to struggle in front of goal this season.

Nicolas Jackson is the men entrusted with leading the line for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but the 22-year-old has not been able to live up to the billing.

After 14 games this season, the Senegal international has only managed six goals in the Premier League, even though he could easily have doubled that tally.

Mudryk has also struggled to make an impact at Chelsea since he arrived from Shakhtar Donetsk in January. The Ukrainian missed two glorious opportunities in midweek, as the Blues fell to a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Osimhen has been linked with a potential move to Stamford Bridge after guiding Napoli to the Serie A title last season.

The Nigerian is however, expected to command a huge sum of money, but Nevin believes that selling Mudryk could help raise the required money for the transfer.

“Chelsea have bought some of the best strikers in history over the last decade or two, and it often hasn’t worked,” the ex-Chelsea player told BestGamblingSites.

“Strikers are always top-dollar, and Chelsea have already spent a fortune on players who weren’t always worth the fee. They’ll have to spend even more to get a top-quality striker in.

“I thought Victor Osimhen was the man a few years ago, and I still think he is. I’d imagine he’s the one Chelsea will go for.”

He added: “Chelsea have cashed in on Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, and others before, and they can do it again. It’s just business. It may not be for the fans, but it certainly is for the owners.

“A lot of teams would be interested in Mudryk! I’m not saying Chelsea should get rid of him, but Chelsea will have to sell someone if they want to get a striker as good as Osimhen in the door.

“I didn’t like seeing Mason Mount go, and I’m sure the club didn’t either, but that sale made financial sense. I’m sure similar calculations will be going on.”