Atletico Madrid are interested in Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson

Chelsea submit £42M bid for Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion

Chelsea have set their sights on bolstering their attacking options by making a substantial £42 million bid for Atletico Madrid striker Samu Omorodion. However, the Spanish club rejected the offer, reportedly holding out for a fee closer to £70 million.

The 20-year-old Omorodion, who drew comparisons to former Chelsea and Atletico forward Diego Costa, impressed last season with nine goals while on loan at Alaves, playing a crucial role in helping them avoid relegation.

Chelsea’s interest in the young striker underscores their determination to add firepower to their squad and provide competition for Nicolas Jackson.

Chelsea have faced challenges in their search for a new striker this summer. They initially targeted Napoli’s Victor Osimhen but found the Italian club’s asking price of over £100 million prohibitive.

Efforts to secure Benjamin Sesko from Red Bull Leipzig also fell through when the player opted to stay in the Bundesliga. Brief interest in Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke and talks with Newcastle’s Alexander Isak and Aston Villa’s Jhon Duran yielded no results.

New Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca has emphasized the need for a versatile striker to complement Jackson and support the team’s attacking ambitions. The club remains keen on Omorodion and hopes to negotiate a deal that satisfies Atletico Madrid’s demands.

With pre-season underway and players returning, Chelsea aims to finalize their transfer dealings swiftly. The addition of Omorodion could provide the spark they need to challenge for top honors this season.

Fans eagerly await further developments as the Blues continue their pursuit of the talented Spanish striker.

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