Napoli ‘put £150m price tag on Victor Osimhen’ amid interest from Man United and Chelsea
Napoli have reportedly slapped a £150million price tag on their star striker Victor Osimhen this summer amid Manchester United and Chelsea in pursuit of his signing.
Osimhen has been impressive for his club, netting 25 goals for the Napoli side and helping them to 19 points clear at the top of Serie A.
Napoli are preparing for a flood of offers for the 24-year-old at the end of the season after his dazzling campaign and have prepared for the interest by imposing a huge price tag on the Nigerian, according to Il Mattino.
The Italian outfit are under no pressure to sell Osimhen, who is under contract until 2025 with president Aurelio De Laurentiis uninterested in sitting down with a club offering a penny below asking price of £150 million.
He adds that Osimhen would be interested in joining United, who have made signing a new striker a priority this summer.
Chelsea have also been heavily linked with Osimhen. The Blues have spent £600m on new players under new owner Todd Boehly this season but still need a reliable goalscorer.
Italian outlet Calciomercato recently reported that the Blues have identified Osimhen as having “the right profile” for the club and that Boehly plan to offer them cash plus Christian Pulisic in return.
Speaking this month, Osimhen confirmed he would sit down with his agents to discuss his future at the end of the season.
“I don’t know what the future holds for us. I think I’m on the right track,” Osimhen said.
Osimhen has scored 21 goals in 23 league appearances for Napoli this season so far.