Osimhen edges closer to Napoli exit: Arsenal, Chelsea on red-alert

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen || Image credit: Getty Images

Osimhen edges closer to Napoli exit: Arsenal, Chelsea on red-alert

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 15:02 - 20.10.2023

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is reportedly moving closer to an exit from Napoli as contract talks continue to stall.

Osimhen could be on his way out of Napoli according to the latest reports coming out of Italy.

The Super Eagles striker scored 26 goals in Serie A last season, drastically increasing his market value and attracting attention from Europe's biggest clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal, and Real Madrid.

Napoli had been adamant their star striker would not be sold but with his contract expiring in 2025, rumours have started to swirl about a possible exit.

Osimhen close to Napoli exit

Victor Osimhen, Napoli and Super Eagles star || Credit: IMAGO

According to Tuttomercato, Osimhen’s agent, Roberto Calenda, has been in talks with the Napoli management over an extension but both parties have failed to reach an agreement.

Pulse Sports reported that Chelsea and Arsenal are keen on signing the Nigerian striker and with his contract situation dragging on, it is becoming increasingly likely that he will be allowed to leave at the end of the season.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis added fuel to the exit rumors in his recent comments, insisting anyone can be sold, including Osimhen.

The recent drama involving Osimhen combined with the striker’s reluctance to sign a new contract could result in a divorce between the parties.

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