Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is reportedly eyeing Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe, should Mbappe leave the club this summer.
Mbappe has expressed his desire to leave PSG on a free transfer when his contract ends in 2024, but PSG is hoping to sell him this summer if he doesn’t sign a new contract.
According to reports, if Mbappe is sold, Osimhen will be PSG’s top priority.
Napoli, Osimhen’s current club, has raised their asking price for him to €180 million after rejecting PSG’s bid of €100 million.
If Mbappe is sold, it will help PSG’s finances and potentially allow them to meet Napoli’s asking price.
Napoli still intends to extend Osimhen’s contract beyond 2025, but negotiations have been delayed due to wage demands.
If Osimhen leaves, Napoli is said to be interested in Lille forward Jonathan David.
Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool have also begun negotiations with Napoli for Osimhen, indicating a potential bidding war among suitors if Napoli decides to sell him.
This article was updated 2 months ago