Arsenal are reportedly considering a major move for Napoli’s Victor Osimhen in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Gunners are eyeing the Nigerian to potentially become their new No.9.
Despite Osimhen’s challenging season at Napoli, with the Italian outfit currently in the 9th spot in the league, the Gunners see him as a valuable addition to their squad.
Rumours of Osimhen seeking an exit surfaced amid a reported fallout with the club, but he has since signed a new deal with a release clause believed to be around €120 million. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, has earmarked substantial funds for Osimhen, putting them in contention for the 25-year-old frontman.
However, Chelsea are also in the race for Osimhen and are reportedly willing to pay more than the Gunners for his signature. The Blues are keen on securing a high-profile striker, with Osimhen topping their shortlist.
Despite Chelsea’s interest, Arsenal may have an advantage with Champions League football, while Chelsea’s current struggles raise doubts about their European qualification, potentially complicating their pursuit of Osimhen.