Napoli set to hijack deal for Osimhen

Another Italian giants Napoli have positioned themselves for leading role in the race to land Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhem as the striker look destined to leave French outfit Lille next summer. Top sides including another Serie giants AC Milan and Inter have also been strongly linked with the Super Eagles top man Calciomercato.com recently reported that Milan are looking at potential replacements for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and while Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic is the priority, Osimhen is also a player the club are watching.

The Nigeria international has replaced Rafael Leao and Nicolas Pepé – who scored 22 goals in the last Ligue 1 before moving to Arsenal – by scoring 18 goals in 38 games this season. It has been suggested that Osimhen could command a fee of up to 60m this summer with Liverpool and Real Madrid among those strongly linked. According to the latest from Sportitalia (via MilanNews), Napoli are the latest team to join the race for Osimhen as they may have to replace a striker this summer.

The report mentions how Milan and In- t e r are closely monitor- i n g developments, however if the Partenopei were to sell Arkadiusz Milik, Giuntoli’s side could burn the competition and win the race.

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