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Saturday 4 February 2023

United, Chelsea unfazed by Osimhen £107m fee


By Nurat Uthman

Manchester United and Chelsea are not afraid of the £107m asking price that Napoli have put on their star striker Victor Osimhen.

The two Premier League giants are not deterred by the Serie A giants’ high demands to part ways with the Nigeria international in the summer of 2023.

As reported by Italian publication, Napoli Magazine, the Old Trafford side and Graham Potter’s team are eyeing Osimhen and Napoli are also looking for potential replacements if the striker leaves.

According to the Italian website, “Manchester United and Chelsea are not afraid of the amount that Aurelio De Laurentiis will ask for Osimhen, that is €120m (£107m). If the Nigerian striker goes to the Premier League, Giuntoli and his staff are already working on a couple of profiles.”

The Nigerian signed for the Partenopei in the summer of 2020 from LOSC Lille. During his time in Italy, the 24-year-old has developed season after season into a better forward.

However, Osimhen has taken his game to the next level in the current campaign. In 20 appearances in all competitions, the striker has found the back of the net 15 times and has provided four assists.

Napoli are flying high at the moment and are currently at the top of the Serie A table, on course to win their first Scudetto in 33 years. The Partenopei were also excellent in the Champions League campaign due to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the round of 16.

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