Italian side Napoli are still strong favourites to acquire the services of Lille forward Osimhen.

Both Osimhen and Napoli have been locked in negotiations for several weeks as Liverpool and United were brought into the fray.

But an Italian Journalist Emanuele Cammaroto has cleared the air as where the Nigerian is likely to join.

“Despite the circus manoeuvres of the new agent, Napoli still remains favourite in the race to Osimhen,” he told Napoli Magazine.   

“The entourage of the player, to justify the promises made to the Nigerian with the change of power of attorney, is attempting to trigger an auction that at least for now is not there.

“Manchester United and Liverpool have not made official offers to Lille at the moment.

“The English clubs have been contacted directly by the agent and have expressed satisfaction with the player: but it is different from the things that are being said in these hours.

“Napoli will not wait forever, but has a strong agreement with Lille.

“All in full evolution in a deal that is, in any case, going in or out because the patience in the Napoli home is still there, but it cannot be infinite.”


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