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Soccer News of Wednesday, 27 July 2022


Osimhen set to stay at Napoli

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Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen has denied reports linking him with a move away from the Serie A.

The 23-year-old has been on the wish list of many clubs in Europe but his suitors are yet to submit an official bid to Napoli.

Top European clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Bayern Munich have all reportedly shown interest in the ex-Lille attacker.

The 23-year-old was Napoli's marquee signing in summer 2020 as the Serie A outfit paid an initial €70m which could potentially rise to €80m with add-ons to French club Lille.

The Nigerian international has however declared his intention to remain at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium labelling the transfer speculations as 'just rumours.'

“Just rumours. I’m in Napoli. I have great respect for my club. I’m fine here and I’ve never had such close relationships with everyone as at this moment,” he told Corriere dello Sport as quoted by Brila.

Osimhen was Napoli's best performer last season despite missing a chunk of matches due to a facial injury.

He scored 18 goals for Luciano Spalletti's side in 32 appearances across all competitions.