BREAKING NEWS: Chelsea FC is said to have verbally agreed to secure the services of Bayer Leverkusen’s striker for the 2024/2025 season.

Chelsea is actively in pursuit of a striker, recognizing that Nicolas Jackson’s performance may not have lived up to expectations, and the Senegalese player has yet to make the desired impact at Stamford Bridge.

Consequently, the club is revisiting options in the transfer market with the aim of securing a top-notch number nine.

While Victor Osimhen is their primary target for this role, stiff competition from PSG has emerged, as they see the Nigerian as Kylian Mbappe’s potential successor, destined for Real Madrid.

Ivan Toney stands as another potential alternative, but acquiring him won’t be a straightforward task due to interest from Arsenal and Manchester United in the Brentford striker.

With these challenges, Chelsea might need to expand their search for targets, and one emerging option is Victor Boniface, as reported by BILD and confirmed by Christian Falk, the outlet’s chief transfer expert.

Falk mentioned to CaughtOffside, “Nicolas Jackson has yet to resolve Chelsea’s striker dilemma. Someone else could potentially do so in the future: Victor Boniface, who arrived from Saint-Gilloise in 2023 for €16 million… Contracted until 2028.

Currently valued at €40 million. Chelsea is interested, but Bayer Leverkusen is reluctant to sell.”

Osimhen’s fellow Nigerian has showcased impressive form, scoring 16 goals and providing eight assists in 23 games before sustaining an adductor injury that will keep him sidelined for several months.

When fit, the 23-year-old is considered one of Europe’s most promising forwards.

However, concerns persist regarding his injury history, having already endured two ACL injuries in his relatively young career.

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