Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is one of the most sought-after strikers in Europe and the Partenopei are resigned to losing him this summer.
According to Corriere della Sera, Chelsea, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are set to slug it out for the Nigerian’s signature.
Osimhen is on course to win the Paolo Rossi award, having fired Napoli to within touching distance of a first Scudetto in over three decades with 21 Serie A goals.
Luciano Spalletti’s side should have claimed glory on home turf last weekend, but their title party was delayed by a late Boulaye Dia goal in the 1-1 draw against Salernitana.
However, they are expected to finally clinch the elusive trophy when they travel to face Udinese, and Osimhen’s goals have played a crucial role in getting them this far.
The Nigerian international’s exploits in the Italian top-flight has seen his market value skyrocket, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis slapping a huge €150 million asking price on the striker.
However, the former Lille man is expected to cut ties with the Naples-based outfit at the end of the season, with several European heavy spenders pondering a big-money swoop.
Osimhen has previously expressed a desire to ply his trade in the Premier League, which bodes well for Chelsea and Man United, who have been tracking the striker for a while.
Chelsea have spent heavily since the new owners arrived at Stamford Bridge, but they are still without a lethal striker, which is considered a priority area for reinforcement this summer.
Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan, will return at the end of the season, but if the Belgian decides to leave London permanently, the Blues could move for Osimhen.
Man United are also looking to sign a striker to relieve some of the goalscoring pressure on Marcus Rashford, and Osimhen is high on their shopping list.
However, the English giants will have to contend with Bayern and PSG, who also rate the Nigerian striker very highly.
Bayern are still keen on signing a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, while PSG have identified Osimhen as a priority target for the summer market.
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