AC Milan and Liverpool are set to miss out as Lille striker Victor Osimhen is all set to complete a move to Napoli, a report claims.
Osimhen netted 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 games this season, scoring 18 goals in 38 competitive games overall, attracting reported interest from a number of different European clubs.
Football Italia reported over the weekend how Osimhen visited Napoli’s training ground and met both head coach Gennaro Gattuso and president Aurelio De Laurentiis in recent days.
However, they added that Milan were trying to hijack the deal for the €50m-rated 21-year-old and were preparing an offer.
Nonetheless, a number of different sources – including Nicolo Schira on Twitter – are reporting that negotiations between Osimhen and Napoli are in the closing stages and he looks all set for a move to the Partenopei.
Football Italia report that the previous agent was ‘trying to negotiate extra bonuses for himself’ and that’s where the delay came from, while the cite L’Equipe in claiming the deal will cost Napoli around €81m.
His medical is set for Thursday, meaning Milan and other linked clubs such as Liverpool look set to finally miss out.