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Report: Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United in the Race to Sign €130m Forward

Victor Osimhen: Stalled Transfer Talks Amidst High Market Demands

Unmet Valuations and Strategic Shifts

The football transfer market is buzzing with speculation, but one name that stands out without concrete progress is Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian striker, highly valued by Napoli with a €130m release clause, finds himself in a limbo of sorts as major Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United have not yet placed formal bids. According to Football Italia, despite his proven prowess and appeal, the hefty price tag seems to be a deterrent.

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Arsenal’s focus has reportedly shifted to Viktor Gyökeres, attributed to both a lower salary demand and a slightly more palatable €100m clause.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea’s change in management has led to a revised transfer strategy under Enzo Maresca, diverting their attention from Osimhen. Manchester United, under Erik ten Hag, seems content with their current striking options, highlighting Joshua Zirkzee and Rasmus Hojlund as their preferred frontmen.


Conte’s Plans and Osimhen’s Future

Newly appointed Napoli coach, Antonio Conte, is prepared to offload Osimhen if the right offer comes along. However, the absence of willing buyers might see Osimhen joining the pre-season preparations with Napoli. This situation places both the player and the club in a precarious position as the new season approaches.

The Premier League Dream and PSG’s Interest

Osimhen’s aspiration to play in the Premier League is well-known, yet it seems a distant reality with the current market dynamics. Interestingly, PSG has shown an inclination towards Napoli players, specifically targeting Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, which has reportedly annoyed Napoli. This could potentially open up new dynamics in the transfer saga, depending on how the French club navigates its interests.

Conclusion: A Waiting Game in the Transfer Market

As the transfer window progresses, Victor Osimhen remains a figure of immense potential caught in the whirlwind of football politics and economic calculations. Whether he will make his dream move this season or adapt under Conte’s guidance at Napoli is a storyline filled with anticipation and speculation. One thing is certain: the coming days are crucial for Osimhen’s immediate future in European football.

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