Chelsea warned off Victor Osimhen by former midfielder
Chelsea have been told not to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen by their former midfielder Manu Petit.
Osimhen has long been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and while there are suggestions he could sign fresh terms with the Serie A champions, Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for the Nigerian international as soon as the January transfer break.
Christopher Nkunku is not yet fully fit after his early injury with the side, and Nicolas Jackson has not convinced that he is ready to be the senior forward for Mauricio Pochettino’s team.
Speaking to King Casino Bet, Petit thinks that any further signings would be an error given the lack of stability in the team given the transfer overhaul over the last couple of years.
He said: ''Chelsea to sign Osimhen? I wouldn't describe any transfer rumours as stupid as it's always good to consider players who can bring a different edge to the team. Chelsea have so many players, however, and I think they should stick to what they have.
“Chelsea have a lot of defenders and forwards, but I would say that Chelsea are missing one player who can play in the middle. Jackson is getting better step by step as a center-forward, and I think people should wait a bit and see how this team develops. We'll see the real Chelsea in a couple of weeks!
“They already have Jackson and Nkunku is coming back soon.
''More arrivals - like Osimhen - would mean more problems for Pochettino to decide on a fixed starting 11! I also have no idea how you'd manage Jackson, Nkunku, and all of the other attacking players if another striker arrived. They'd all be fighting for the same position!
“Chelsea should keep their money and stick to their team. They have so many quality players and they have a big season ahead.
“The club should be patient and stop trying to achieve overnight success! That will just add more problems in the dressing room and add more egos into the team! Chelsea have the players to get them out of their situation, but they need time for that to happen.''