Man Utd to have monster bid accepted as Ten Hag nears summer signing 

Manchester United are hopeful of landing their No 1 summer target after a huge development was revealed, Liverpool will usurp Arsenal in the race for a £44m-rated midfielder, while Monday’s Transfer Gossip claims a struggling Chelsea star will find salvation at Aston Villa.


Manchester United are growing increasingly hopeful of securing the signing of Victor Osimhen this summer.

The Red Devils are very much in the market for a new star centre forward this summer and a number of names have been linked. And while Harry Kane, Goncalo Ramos and Dusan Vlahovic could all do a job for United, none are thought to be No 1 choice.

That honour reportedly befalls Napoli powerhouse Osimhen.

The Nigerian has blasted in 25 goals in 29 appearances this season in what is shaping up to be an incredible season for Napoli.

They are 19 points clear at the top of Serie A with their 33-year title wait on the brink of ending. Furthermore, wrapping up the title early means they can focus a lot of their energies into the Champions League.

And they will be favourites to reach the final after drawing AC Milan in the quarter-finals. They will then face the winners of Benfica and Inter Milan in the semi-finals.

As such, it has always been thought that convincing Napoli to sell Osimhen would be fraught with problems.

Man Utd target Osimhen up for grabs

However, a new wave of thinking suggests Napoli are actually open to a deal.

And of their three prized assets, it seems they would rather cash in on Osimhen than they would Khvicha Kvaratskhelia or Kim min-Jae.

That’s according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, who claims Napoli will find it increasing tough to keep Osimhen this summer.

Furthermore, they claim an offer of over £87.5m (€100m) will severely tempt president Aurelio De Laurentiis to cash in.

Per the report, Osimhen earns £85,000 a week, including bonuses. Knowing he could earn more than double that at Old Trafford, there is a growing feeling too that the 24-year-old wants the move to Manchester United too.

Another name United are reportedly keen on is Randal Kolo Muani. But according to Sky Deutschland journalist Florian Plettenberg, Osimhen is the name rated as the club’s No 1 target.

“Manchester United really want him. We’re hearing that he’s also ranked higher than Kolo Muani internally,” he said.

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