Manchester United are reportedly “knocking on Napoli’s doors” to sign Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen as the Reds look to recruit a new striker in the summer transfer window, but face competition for their signing from both Chelsea as Atlético de Madrid.
According to Il Mattino, United are interested in the 24-year-old, who has registered 20 goals and four assists in 24 appearances in all competitions so far this season. He adds that Premier League rivals Chelsea and La Liga giants Atlético Madrid are also interested in the prolific frontman, who it is claimed wants to “get off the carousel” and establish himself. somewhere after moving clubs four times in six years.
It is believed that any club looking to sign Osimhen will have to pay more than the €140m asking price. The player has a contract with Napoli until 2025, which means that the Italian team is under no pressure to sell his talisman. Since he joined the club in 2020, he has scored 48 goals in 86 games.
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The Reds are expected to sign a new striker at the end of the current campaign, with Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst the only veteran strikers at Old Trafford following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in November. Marcus Rashford is the only United player with double figures on goals this season.
Elsewhere, Football Insider has reported that United, Arsenal and Tottenham Everyone is fighting for the signing of Marco Asensio in the summer, and the 27-year-old will be available for free at the end of the campaign.
The report claims that the three Premier League clubs have been in contact with intermediaries about a possible deal. The Spaniard has no contract this year and he is not expected to stay with Los Blancos.
Asensio has made 17 La Liga appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s side so far this year, registering four goals and three assists during those outings. He has struggled in minutes and has been used predominantly off the bench, making only six of those games as a starter.
The Spaniard came off the bench in Madrid’s 5-2 thrashing of Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday night.