Chelsea are keeping an eye on Victor Osimhen's situation at Napoli after the striker's agent threatened the Italian champions with legal action, sources have confirmed to .
The Blues have long admired the Nigeria international, who led Napoli to their first Serie A title in 33 years last season.
reported back in February that Osimhen was initially Chelsea's primary striker target ahead of the summer transfer window.
However, as the striker appeared to be nearing an agreement over a new contract at Napoli, they shifted priorities elsewhere — Chelsea ended up making 12 signings ahead of the 2023/24 season instead and viewed Osimhen as more of an attainable target in the summer of 2024.
The situation is now threatening to change, however. Osimhen's agent, Roberto Calenda, has confirmed that they are considering taking legal action against Napoli after the club posted a video disparaging the striker on TikTok.
The post has since been removed but Osimhen is furious with how the club have treated him.
Calenda said on Tuesday: «What happened today on Napoli's official profile on the TikTok platform is not acceptable. A video mocking Victor was first made public and then, but now belatedly, deleted.
»A serious fact that causes very serious damage to the player and adds to the treatment that the boy is suffering in the last period between media trials and fake news.
«We reserve the right to take legal action and any useful initiative to protect Victor.»
understands Chelsea are continuing to monitor Osimhen's situation at Napoli, though the Blues were maintaining interest ahead of the summer 2024 window regardless of this latest development.
Earlier on Wednesday, reported that talks between Osimhen and Napoli over a contract renewal hadRead on 90min.com