Victor Osimhen continued his spectacular goalscoring form as he bagged a brace to lead Napoli to a 3-0 success over Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie last night.
The Nigerian was also on the scoresheet in the away leg at Deutsche Bank Park as the Serie A outfit secured a 2-0 victory.
Osimhen is enjoying the best season of his career, registering 23 goals and five assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.
The highly-rated striker has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, which is regarded as the best and richest league in world football.
However, Napoli will not be willing to part with their most prized asset unless a club comes up with a massive proposal.
United are looking to sign a striker in the summer transfer window.
They brought in Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, but he is expected to leave at the end of the season.
The Red Devils have been credited with an interest in Osimhen and Harry Kane. An offer from the Manchester outfit could be very tempting for the Nigerian.
United will likely secure Champions League football for next season as they are comfortably occupying third place in the Premier League table.
The West London giants have spent more than £600 million on new recruits in the last two transfer windows, but they are still devoid of a top striker to score goals.
Kai Havertz is not a natural striker, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to leave this summer. The Blues also have Armando Broja and David Datro Fofana, but neither look ready to play regularly.
Romelu Lukaku will return to Stamford Bridge from his Inter Milan loan spell at the end of the season but is unlikely to stick around.
They have the finances to fund a move for Osimhen, but they will likely miss out on Champions League qualification which would scupper their hopes of signing him.
Arsenal have also been linked with the in-form Nigerian forward.
The Gunners have Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah in their ranks, but another forward would be useful.
Osimhen’s price tag could also be a problem for Arsenal as a deal for the 24-year-old could cost them £133 million.
Nicolas Pepe is their most expensive signing after joining them for £72m in 2019, and it is difficult to imagine Arsenal splashing the cash on Osimhen.
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