I’m still his agent – Mikel Obi reveals he’s working hard to make sure this world-class player signs for Chelsea

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Chelsea will be going for a striker this summer, and one name that has been linked strongly with the club is Victor Osimhen.

The Nigerian international is being targeted by several top clubs, after his form last season, as his 26 goals helped Napoli win the Serie A.

Former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has said he’s trying to ensure Osimhen chooses Chelsea.

“I’m still Osimhen’s agent, trying to get him to Chelsea! I’ve got 20 per cent of that deal, so I hope it works out!” Mikel Obi said of Osimhen at the Web Summit Qatar on Thursday.

When asked if Osimhen joining Chelsea is a ‘genuine possibility’, Mikel replied: “I think there is genuine interest between both. I think he loves the club, he wants to come to the club.

“Obviously, he wants to follow my footsteps as a Nigerian player who has played for Chelsea – Victor Moses, Celestine Babayaro, not a lot of us.

“London as well, fantastic city, instead of going to Liverpool or places like that you want to live in London.

“But he also has a lot of interest. Paris Saint-Germain, Man United.

“I’m still pushing, sending him messages, trying to make sure he doesn’t expect too much, narrow your mind on one club – the Blues.

“I am pushing him, I hope he comes to the club. I think one thing we lack, I think everyone who watch the [Carabao Cup] final on Sunday will see that one thing we are lacking is scoring goals. We need that striker who will score goals.

“And that’s what Victor will give you. He’s not the most skillful guy, but goals are definitely guaranteed.

“If he could get us 20 plus a season, 25, who knows, that’s what Erling Haaland does, that’s why he’s one of the best, he’s not really there for link-ups and all that, get the ball in the box and he will finish. That’s something Victor will definitely give us.

“Let’s hope it works out and he comes to Chelsea and becomes a legend.”