Victor Osimhen transfer update as Napoli president sends clear Chelsea and Man United message| SolSportHQ
Chelsea are in the market for a new striker this summer as Mauricio Pochettino looks to reshape his squad ahead of the 2023/24 campaign
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has claimed that neither Chelsea or Manchester United can afford to sign Victor Osimhen in the summer transfer window. The Nigerian striker featured 32 times in a title-winning Serie A campaign last season, netting 26 times.
“If a more than obscene offer arrives, we will move on and find another top talent, just like we did with [Khvicha] Kvaratskhelia and Osimhen,” he added. Napoli are said to have set a £128million asking price for Osimhen in an effort to deter any interested parties from trying to sign him.
De Laurentiis has now claimed that only Paris Saint-Germain could afford to sign the Nigeria international during the summer transfer window due to his substantial valuation. The Napoli president has set a new price tag and suggested that only offers in the region of €200million (£170m) would be considered by the Italian side.
“The only club that could afford Victor Osimhen is Paris Saint-Germain,” De Laurentiis told Mediaset. “If Nasser Al Khelaifi [PSG president] wants to send in a bid around €200m (£170m)… we wait and we see what happens. I personally think that Victor will stay here.”
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