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Liverpool ‘set to hijack’ Man Utd and Arsenal’s move for £150million star as Jurgen Klopp deploys scout

In the race to secure Victor Osimhen’s highly sought-after signature, Liverpool has entered the fray, according to a recent report.

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The footballing world was put on notice last month when Osimhen’s relationship with Napoli took a public hit.

Napoli’s social media team seemingly mocked the striker after he missed a penalty against Bologna. This incident piqued the interest of Europe’s top clubs.

As reported by The Sun, Liverpool is among the numerous clubs expressing interest in the player who played a pivotal role in Napoli’s first Scudetto victory in 33 years last season.

Jurgen Klopp reportedly took the initiative and dispatched one of his scouts to observe Osimhen’s performance on international duty.

Regrettably, the scout’s trip didn’t yield much insight. Osimhen played only 60 minutes in Nigeria’s friendly against Saudi Arabia in Portugal before a hamstring injury forced him off the pitch.

He was subsequently ruled out of the following game against Mozambique.

In the pursuit of Osimhen, Liverpool joins Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, who have also been widely reported to be keen on the striker. For several months, Osimhen was believed to be a primary transfer target for Manchester United alongside Harry Kane.

However, the club eventually secured Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta for a hefty sum of up to £72 million, leaving Osimhen’s potential United interest uncertain.

The Mail Online reports that Napoli chairman Aurelio Di Laurentiis turned down at least two substantial offers for Osimhen during the summer transfer window.

Furthermore, he placed a formidable price tag of £150 million on the attacker.

With Osimhen’s contract in Naples set to expire in 2025, Napoli may face the dilemma of selling their prized asset next summer or risking losing him for free the following year.

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