Chelsea Are Reportedly Exploring Options As They Eye Nigeria And Bayer Leverkusen Striker Victor Boniface

Chelsea could make a move for Victor Boniface this summer with the Premier League’s big spenders reportedly “tempting” the Bayer Leverkusen forward.

Despite spending in excess of £1billion since Todd Boehly’s takeover in the summer of 2022, Chelsea are struggling for progress on the pitch and currently sit 10th in the Premier League table, 14 points adrift of the Champions League qualification spots.

The Blues have scored just 42 goals so far this season – with only West Ham United (36) and Manchester United (35) scoring fewer among the clubs inside the top 10 – with the forward line a clear area of improvement for Mauricio Pochettino’s youthful side.

Despite registering seven goals and three assists in the league this season, Nicolas Jackson has largely struggled to convince since arriving from Villarreal last June, while fellow summer signing Christopher Nkunku has been limited to just seven appearances due to injury.

Chelsea youth product Armando Broja also failed to make the position his own, scoring just one league goal in the first half of this season before being loaned to local rivals Fulham for the remainder of the campaign.

Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for Napoli forward Victor Osimhen over recent months, with TEAMtalk reporting earlier on Wednesday that the Blues are leading Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign the Nigerian.