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Chelsea is reportedly no longer interested in signing Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen in January.

Chelsea’s first priority right now is to sign a new attacker, considering the lack of protection behind Nicolas Jackson, with Armando Broja and Christopher Nkunku both suffering major injuries in the last year.

Jackson has also had a difficult start to life at Stamford Bridge, having been dropped recently, but he has now reclaimed his spot, scoring a hat-trick away to Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea’s third in a 4-4 draw with Manchester City.

However, according to Football London, a deal for Osimhen is unlikely to happen during the season, given the fee they would likely need to pay to acquire the player.

Last January, the club paid a nine-figure amount to bring in Enzo Fernandez, but they look hesitant to pay a comparable number this time around.

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Ivan Toney is also on their wish list and will seek a smaller cost since the Brentford striker is expected to leave the club after serving his current eight-month suspension for gambling violations.

According to reports, Chelsea is still uncertain about whether they will sign a new striker in January or wait until next summer.

That is partly due to the fact that Nkunku is set to return to first-team duty very soon, and the club has high hopes that he can hit the ground running in a blue shirt.

Nkunku scored 58 goals in his final two seasons with RB Leipzig and broke into the famously competitive French national team before his injury, but he has struggled with health in recent months.

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