BREAKING NEWS: coming from Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal have submitted an official bid of €100 million for Nigerian international and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. According to a recent report, Arsenal and Napoli have allegedly begun negotiations on a deal for Arsenal to capture Victor Osimhen this summer ahead of Chelsea. According to the source, Osimhen wants to play in the Premier League and with Arsenal being involved in this race the have upper hand in securing his signature. Arsenal ready to break the bank to bring Osimhen to Emirates Stadium.


A recent report indicates that Arsenal and Napoli have commenced negotiations regarding a potential transfer deal for Victor Osimhen during the upcoming summer transfer window. Osimhen, a 25-year-old Nigerian forward, made the transition from LOSC Lille to Napoli’s Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in 2020 and has since established himself as one of Serie A’s premier strikers. His contributions played a pivotal role in Napoli clinching the Scudetto last season.

Reportedly, Osimhen is eager to part ways with Napoli this summer and is open to a move to the Premier League after showcasing his talents in the Italian top division. He has previously expressed his desire to join both Napoli and Arsenal, with the latter harboring aspirations of securing the forward to bolster their frontline, as outlined in the Il Mattino report (Footballwave).

The report further suggests that Arsenal has initiated preliminary discussions with Napoli and is now exerting pressure to finalize the deal. Osimhen’s current contract reportedly includes a release clause of £102 million, although Napoli may be compelled to reconsider their valuation if no club opts to meet this figure.

Despite reported interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal appears to have positioned themselves ahead of their rivals in the pursuit of Osimhen, expressing optimism in securing his services before the commencement of the new season.

According to the source, Osimhen’s preference is a move to the Premier League, making PSG a secondary option. Should Chelsea fail to secure Champions League qualification for the upcoming season, Arsenal would emerge as Osimhen’s top choice.

Given Osimhen’s track record at the highest level of football, his potential acquisition would represent a significant coup for Arsenal, enhancing their offensive capabilities ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

However, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal can successfully conclude negotiations to secure Osimhen’s services and fortify their attacking unit in time for the new season.

In the meantime, Arsenal faces a formidable challenge against title contenders Manchester City, as they strive to maintain their position at the summit of the Premier League standings following the international break. The outcome of this encounter will be crucial in Arsenal’s quest to sustain their momentum at the top of the table.

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