Arsenal in Talks with Napoli over £77m Osimhen Deal

Arsenal in Talks with Napoli over £77m Osimhen Deal

Premier League leaders, Arsenal, are said to be in talks with Napoli over a huge deal to bring Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, to the Emirates Stadium and the Gunners are “confident” of the move happening.

Mikel Arteta’s team are the top scorers in the Premier League this season but have lacked real firepower in attack. Gabriel Jesus has spent much of the season injured, while Eddie Nketiah has lost his place as the Brazilian’s backup, with Kai Havertz preferred in attack.

A striker is said to be high on the agenda for Arsenal this summer, and it seems as if Arteta is looking to shop at the very top table, with Osimhen tracked by a number of elite European sides.

According to report fromII Mattinoin Italy, Arsenal have opened talks over a move for the Napoli hitman and are at the front of the queue to sign him, following club President Aurelio De Laurentiis’s confirmation earlier this season that his No.9 will leave this summer. 

It has been claimed all season that this will be Osimhen’s final year in Italy, having clinched the Scudetto last season, with the north Londoners one of the primary suitors to sign the Nigerian.

Italian outlet CalcioNapoli, have previously relayed that Arsenal have established contact with Osimhen, with a fee of £77m, which is much lower than the previously stated release clause – touted as enough to secure the star.

Osimhen may well have agreed terms on a move himself – but the real test for Arsenal will be negotiating with De Laurentiis, who drives a hard bargain.

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