According to reports, Manchester United is currently leading Chelsea in the race to sign Victor Osimhen. However, Paris Saint-Germain is looking to gain an advantage by holding talks with the striker’s agent this week.
Osimhen, who is 24 years old, is having a fantastic season with Napoli, who are currently leading the Serie A standings. The Nigerian international has scored an impressive 25 goals in all competitions this season. It is believed that Osimhen will make a move to a bigger club once Napoli has secured the Italian title.
Several teams are interested in signing the striker this summer. Osimhen has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League at some point in his career. Foot Mercato reports that Manchester United is leading the charge in England to sign Osimhen. Erik ten Hag, Manchester United’s manager, is keen to sign a new striker for next season, and Osimhen fits the bill perfectly. However, Napoli has reportedly valued the striker at a staggering £130 million.
Chelsea is also interested in signing Osimhen as they are in need of a new No. 9. However, the report suggests that Chelsea is not in a strong position to sign the striker as they are unlikely to qualify for next season’s Champions League unless they win it this year.
PSG could be set to leapfrog both Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Osimhen during the international break. Transfer guru Luis Campos has arranged a meeting with Osimhen’s representatives, and talks are already underway to structure a potential deal for July. PSG is preparing for the possible exit of Lionel Messi, whose contract expires shortly. There is also a chance that Neymar may leave after picking up another long-term injury.
The good news for Manchester United and Chelsea is that Osimhen plans to make a decision only after the season is finished. Napoli is also in the hunt for the Champions League, and Osimhen remains focused on delivering a historic season for the resurgent Italian giants.