CalcioMercato have revealed that Napoli are ready to put a humungous price tag on rumoured Tottenham target, Victor Osimhen, amidst interest from the Premier League.
Osimhen was always seen as someone who had the potential to develop into one of the world’s best strikers and the Nigerian is now living up to that billing.
The centre-forward has found the back of the 21 times so far in all competitions this season and is showing no signs of slowing down as Napoli race towards the Serie A title.
They are perhaps even potential dark horses for the Champions League this year too.
Football Insider reported last week that Antonio Conte’s men are one of the teams who are exploring a summer move for the 24-year-old.
The report added that Spurs are set to face competition for the striker from the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
CalcioMercato have now said that Napoli are bracing themselves for offers from the Premier League for Osimhen, with Manchester United and Chelsea named as the two most interested suitors.
It is explained that Erik Ten Hag has put the former Lille man at the top of his wishlist while the Blues are prepared to double the striker’s current salary of €4.5m (£3.9m) per season.
However, it is asserted that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is ready to demand €120m-€130m (£106.5m-£115.4m) for his talisman.
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The only way it would make sense for Tottenham to pursue Osimhen is if Harry Kane leaves the club in the summer, which looks increasingly likely with each passing week.
However, if it is true that Man Utd are prioritising a move for Osimhen, that could be good news for Spurs as a move to Old Trafford is the only realistic option for Kane in the summer if he wishes to remain in the Premier League.
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