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Liverpool has reportedly entered the competition with Chelsea to secure the signing of an attacker who comes with a hefty £113 million release clause.

Reports suggest that Liverpool is now in the running to secure the services of Victor Osimhen, a sought-after attacker with a £113 million release clause. Osimhen, who currently plays for Napoli, has also attracted interest from Chelsea.

The Nigerian striker has been on the radar of several clubs for a while, especially with his contract set to expire in 2026. Despite speculation about his departure last summer following Napoli’s Serie A victory, during which he showcased his talent with 26 goals and five assists in 32 games, Osimhen opted to stay for another season.

Now, with his future once again uncertain, Liverpool has entered the race to sign him, according to Correire dello Sport. Liverpool’s interest stems from their struggles in front of goal this season, which could potentially impact their Premier League title aspirations.

Leading up to their recent draw against West Ham United, Liverpool had attempted 221 shots in 10 games but only managed to score 20 goals. The team’s forwards like Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz, and Mohamed Salah have all missed key opportunities, prompting Liverpool to seek a clinical striker like Osimhen.

However, Liverpool faces competition from Chelsea, who are also looking to bolster their attacking options. Chelsea’s current striker, Nicolas Jackson, has had decent stats but has also missed significant chances.

Osimhen’s release clause stands at a hefty £113 million, reflecting his value to Napoli. He has contributed 16 goals and four assists in 29 appearances across various competitions this season.

As for their upcoming fixtures, Liverpool has effectively fallen out of the Premier League title race and will focus on securing a top-four finish. Their remaining matches include clashes against Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

On the other hand, Chelsea is battling to climb up the league standings and secure European football for next season. They face tough opponents like Tottenham, West Ham, Nottingham Forest, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Bournemouth in their remaining games.

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