According to Calciomercato, Manchester United is planning to outbid Liverpool for the sale of Osimhen. The Nigerian striker has wowed the Old Trafford and Anfield hierarchy this season as Napoli chases the Serie A crown.
Osimhen, 24, has scored 17 goals in the Italian top division this season, more than any other player. He has only appeared in 18 games and has started in 17 of them as the Azzurri have created a 15-point lead. With a hamstring injury, the 23-cap international missed four games.
Osimhen, on the other hand, has been a revelation since suffering an injury against Liverpool in the Champions League back in September. In 11 of his 13 Serie A games, the forward has scored 15 goals. He also returned to score his only UEFA goal against Ajax this season.
Manchester United is now willing to offer Napoli £107 million in order to beat Liverpool to a summer transfer for Osimhen. Their move would equal the £107 million paid by Chelsea to Benfica for Enzo Fernandez in January. However, the Red Devils’ bid may be insufficient.
MANCHESTER UNITED MAY REJECT NAPOLI’S BID FOR LIVERPOOL TARGET OSIMHEN’S TRANSFER
Manchester United’s deal for Liverpool target Osimhen could be rejected by Napoli. Given his outstanding play this season, the Azzurri value their forward at €150m (£133m), according to 90min. It further mentions that Chelsea has not backed down from expressing interest at that price.
Stamford Bridge executives are willing to pay whatever it takes to get their objectives, with Osimhen being their dream striker acquisition. Despite paying Inter Milan £97.5 million for Romelu Lukaku in 2021, the west Londoners hope Napoli will consider taking him in part exchange.
According to TuttoMercatoWEB, Arsenal, Newcastle United, and Bayern Munich are all interested in signing him this summer. As a result, Napoli will believe they are in a position to reject Manchester United’s bid for Osimhen, who is also under contract with Liverpool until 2025.
Osimhen winning the Serie A Golden Boot would also improve Azzurri’s view of his worth. The Lagos native, described as ‘phenomenal’ by former Watford manager Walter Mazzarri, now tops the scoring charts in Italy’s top division in his pursuit of the Scudetto by five goals.