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Arsenal set to rival Chelsea for summer signing of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen

Arsenal is considering fighting with Chelsea for the signing of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Arsenal has met with Victor Osimhen’s agent as they are considering activating his release clause in summer. Brentford striker Ivan Toney is also one of their targets for the centre-forward position.

Reports have suggested that Chelsea is the favourites to sign Osimhen as Real Madrid is focused on signing Kylian Mbappe. Daily Mirror claims that Arsenal is considering rivaling Chelsea and already has met with Osimhen’s agent in 2022.

Arsenal is aware that Osimhen has a release clause around €120-130m in his new contract. Napoli’s star forward recently signed a contract extension, extending his deal with the Serie A champions until 2026. In an interview with CBS Sport, Osimhen said he has already made a decision about his future but will only announce his plans after the season.

The Nigeria international is set to play for his country against South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Wednesday. The 25-year-old striker has only scored eight goals for Napoli this season.

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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