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19th Oct 2023

PL rival joins Arsenal and Chelsea in race for Victor Osimhen

Callum Boyle

Victor Osimhen

Get ready for a bidding war

A third Premier League club has entered the race to sign Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

Some of Europe’s biggest names have one eye cast on the Nigeria international with his future at the Serie A champions up in the air.

Osimhen publicly fell out with the club last month after they posted a controversial video to TikTok mocking the forward’s penalty miss against Bologna. Another video labelling him as a “coconut” also went viral.

Arsenal and Chelsea are two clubs who have been heavily linked with making a move for the 24-year-old, but they may be joined by Liverpool as transfer speculation begins to heat up.

Victor Osimhen

According to The Sun, Jurgen Klopp sent scouts to go and watch Osimhen play 60 minutes of Nigeria’s friendly with Saudi Arabia in Portugal before he was subbed off with a hamstring injury.

Napoli are understandably keen to keep their main goalscorer despite events in the past month and rejected two bids for the forward’s services in the summer.

In order to put off any prospective buyers, Napoli chairman Aurelio Di Laurentiis has slapped a £150m price tag on Osimhen, who’s contract expires in 2025.

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