According to reports in Italy, Nigerian forward Victor Osimhen will only leave Napoli for a club that will compete in the Champions League next season.
Victor Osimhen, who scored 28 goals in 37 games across all competitions for Napoli this season, has piqued the interest of elite clubs across Europe.
Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, and Chelsea are among the clubs interested in the 24-year-old Nigeria international.
Victor Osimhen, who joined Napoli from Lille in 2020 for a fee of €75 million plus add-ons, is under contract with the Italian club until 2025.
Despite Napoli’s repeated statements that they are not interested in selling the prolific striker who helped the club win the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years this season, suitors have not stopped trying to entice him away.
As a result, the club has slapped a €150 million price tag on Osimhen, and an Italian newspaper, Ilnapolista, has claimed that the Nigerian star will not leave Napoli for a club outside of the UCL.
This means that a club like Chelsea, which did not qualify for the Champions League ahead of next season, will have no chance of signing the charismatic striker.
What is certain is that he will leave Naples only for a top European club with which he can have the opportunity to play in the top European competition,” Ilnapolista’s statement read.
Chelsea, for now, have little chance. We will talk about it at the end of the championship.
The list of interested clubs is long and articulated, there are PSG and Real and then the English teams. However, these are not all valid options for Osimhen.
If he were to leave Napoli, and therefore if President De Laurentiis were to accept the indispensable offer of €150m, it would not be for a club not qualified for the Champions League.