Man Utd has contacted the Nigerian international, who may end up leaving Napoli, according to a story carried by Corriere dello Sport today (press image provided below).
The well-known Italian media outlet, however, asserts that the Red Devils have decided not to enter into contract negotiations after learning of the player’s asking price.
The center striker is valued by club president Aurelio De Laurentiis at 110 million euros (£95 million), according to CdS, and he will never be sold for less than 100 million euros.
The exorbitant asking price has turned away potential buyers, but Newcastle United has demonstrated that they are willing to make a significant financial commitment to sign the African star.
Only Ronaldo (24) and Fernandes (10), two of Portugal‘s top players, reached the double digits in goals scored at Old Trafford last season.
Next season, CR7’s contract will expire, necessitating the signing of a young center forward to take his position.
Osimhen played in 32 games for the Naples-based team in all competitions last season and was personally involved in no less than 24 goals (18 goals and 6 assists).
The 23-year-old striker has scored 15 goals in just 18 games for Nigeria. He scored one goal in the victory over Sierra Leone in the most recent African Cup of Nations qualification games and personally assisted in six goals in the 10-0 victory over Sao Tome & Principe.