Lille president, Gerard Lopez, has confirmed that the Ligue 1 side have received several offers for rumoured Spurs target Victor Osimhen.
Telefoot claimed last month that Lille had received an offer of around £75 million for Oshimen from an unnamed club.
Cahiers du Football and L’Observateur’s chief editor, Abdellah Boulma, later claimed that Spurs were the team in question. Boulma also revealed that the £75 million figure being reported was exaggerated.
Italian journalist, Diego De Luca, backed up Boulma’s claim last week by revealing that Spurs had made a €70 million (£62m) for the Nigerian international, which had also been matched by Liverpool (Radio Kiss Kiss via Area Napoli).
Lopez has now confirmed that the club has indeed received multiple offers for Osimhen and revealed that the numbers being reported in the media were accurate.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, the Lille president said: “There are multiple offers (for Osimhen).
“We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.
“There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers].
“There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.
“I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them.
“Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.”
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I would be very surprised if Osimhen remains at Lille next season because it has been well publicised that Ligue 1 clubs need to raise funds this summer. Even though the striker will be expensive, the reality is that his price will likely go up two-fold next summer. So, there is potentially a great deal to be had this summer even though it would be a gamble to spend £60-70m any player under the current financial circumstances. If a deal can be done for closer to £50m, then I believe it is a risk worth taking.
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