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Victor Osimhen left out of Napoli squad because he wants Premier League transfer

Chelsea target Victor Osimhen will not play for Napoli again as he does not want to jeopardise his move to the Premier League this summer, according to Italian outlet Area Napoli.

The Nigerian international was left out of the squad that faced Fiorentina on Friday night and could also be excluded when the former Serie A champions take on Lecce on the last day of the season next Sunday.

Napoli can no longer qualify for the Champions League or Europa League, and Italian journalist Paolo Esposito reckons Osimhen is not keen on risking his fitness by playing in meaningless games.

The 25-year-old wants to move on this summer after spending four seasons with Napoli, and Chelsea are one of the favourites to clinch his services.

The Italian club want €130 million (£112m) from suitors to sell their most prized possession, and Chelsea will need to sell some players to be able to sign him this summer.

They are guaranteed a spot in the Europa Conference League next season but could secure a place in the Europa League group stage if they beat Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur lose to Sheffield United.

Qualifying for Europe will boost their chances of landing top players in the transfer market and give manager Mauricio Pochettino the opportunity to mould the squad to his taste.

Osimhen fits the profile and boasts the qualities the Argentine wants in a striker, and landing the prolific hitman could help Chelsea challenge for the title next term.

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