Napoli President, De Laurentiis, Confirms His Transfer Decision Over Victor Osimhen

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Victor Osimhen has dominated transfer headlines after his standout performance for Napoli this season.

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Victor Osimhen has been a prime transfer target for top clubs in Europe

Osimhen, 24, has been on the transfer radar of top clubs in Europe with a couple of Premier League clubs interested in signing the Nigerian forward.

Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked to a summer move for Victor Osimhen including French Ligue 1 giants, PSG.

Futballnews understands Manchester United are ready to splash over £100m to sign Osimhen in the summer while Chelsea seems to have drop out of the race.

PSG are still interested as the Ligue 1 champions prepare for the exit of Lionel Messi with uncertainties still hovering over the future of Neymar.

Meanwhile, Victor Osimhen has reiterated his dream of moving to a big club but he is focused on his career at Napoli. The former Lille forward has nudged in 22 goals for the Gil Azzurri to lead the team to their first Serie A trophy in three decades.

Amid the transfer rumors linking Osimhen to a possible summer exit from Napoli, Napoli President, Aurelio De Laurentiis, has confirmed his decision on the future of the prolific forward.

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Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says he will not sell Victor Osimhen in the summer

Speaking after Napoli’s Serie A title win, Aurelio De Laurentiis dealt a big blow to interests milling around the player, saying he will not let Osimhen leave in the summer.

“I will not sell Victor Osimhen this summer. No way!” De Laurentiis confirmed to Cinque Minut.

Victor Osimhen still has two years remaining in his contract with Napoli and there are speculations the 24-year-old could cost as much as £100m to £150m should Napoli decide to let him leave at the end of the season.

Victor Osimhen was the talisman in Napoli’s Serie A title-winning run. He is Serie A highest scorer with 22 goals and is eyeing the golden boot award as the Italy topflight wraps up the season with five games remaining.

Victor Osimhen scored the title-winning equaliser against Udinese at the Friuli stadium to hand the Gil Azzurri their long-awaited Serie A trophy.

Despite Aurelio De Laurentiis speculation-ending statement on Osimhen’s Napoli future, the club may find it difficult to keep Victor Osimhen in the summer depending on the offer made for the player by interested parties and the discretion of the player.

Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti to sign a new contract

Meanwhile, Futballnews understands Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is set to sign a new contract extension.

Luciano Spalletti to extend Napoli contract

Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly keen on keeping the Italian tactician after the latter ended Napoli’s 33 years wait for the Serie A trophy.

Luciano Spalletti, 63, joined Napoli as manager in July 2021, signing a two-year contract worth $3.5m annually. He qualified the team for 2022/23 Champions League and led the team to the quarterfinals.

His contract is set to expire at the end of the summer and Napoli are reportedly ready to trigger the one-year extension clause to buy time and renegotiate a new contract.

Luciano Spalletti set a new Serie A record after making Napoli the first team to win the Serie A title with five games to spare.

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