Transfer Talk: Arsenal, PSG lead race for Osimhen

Posted Friday, March 01, 2024 by ESPN

Transfer Talk: Arsenal, PSG lead race for Osimhen

Arsenal will rival Paris Saint-Germain for the signature Napoli and Nigeria star Victor Osimhen, according to Calciomercato.

The 25-year-old's hat trick in Napoli's 6-1 victory over Sassuolo on Wednesday has taken the striker to five goals in his last three matches across all competitions.

Napoli feel they need Osimhen at his very best until the end of the season if they are to close the eight-point gap on fourth-placed Bologna in search of Champions League football. However, they are also aware that he will likely be leaving at the season and want to bring in €130 million for their talismanic frontman.

Osimhen has spoken of his desire to play in the Premier League, and Arsenal could come forward as they aim to bring in a striker ahead of the 2024-25 campaign, having also been strongly linked with Brentford's Ivan Toney.

PSG have the most concrete interest in the Napoli striker, though, especially as they are set to lose Kylian Mbappe when his contract runs out in the summer and moves to Real Madrid.

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