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Breaking: Arsenal Contact Napoli Over Victor Osimhen’s Signature

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Premier League side, Arsenal have reportedly reached out to the reigning Italian champions, Napoli, over a possible transfer deal for the much sought-after Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen.

Victor Osimhen joined the league of the most prominent strikers in Europe after helping Napoli win the 2022-2023 Serie A title, which was their first Scudetto in 33 years.

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The 25-year-old Nigeria international scored 26 goals and provided five assists in 32 Serie A games in the said season, which earned him the league’s golden boot.

Since Victor Osimhen joined Napoli in 2020, the striker has scored 67 goals in 119 games in all competitions.

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In December 2023, the Nigerian international’s contract with Napoli was extended to June 30, 2026, with a 130 million euro release clause. Despite that, he has continued attracting suitors across Europe, pushing for his signature.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis made it easier for his suitors when he announced last weekend that Osimhen would leave the team in the summer.

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De Laurentiis believes Osimhen will sign with Real Madrid, PSG, or a Premier League club; the Premier League’s primary rivals for Osimhen’s services are Arsenal and Chelsea.

Earlier, reports claimed that Chelsea had officially made contact with Napoli for Osimhen’s services. Following that, Arsenal have also made contact with the Italian side for the striker’s signature ahead of next summer.

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