Repubblica: Napoli bracing for Osimhen bid – what it means for Milan’s Lukaku hopes

By Ben Dixon -

This summer will be a mercato of strikers. Olivier Giroud has left AC Milan, and Victor Osimhen could leave Napoli, and as a result of both departures, their paths could cross.

Reports about Milan’s interest in Romelu Lukaku sway consistently. At times, it seems he is the heir to Lukaku, then his name shrinks as the contrary is reported. However, he fits the mould of what Paulo Fonseca desires, and Giorgio Furlani and co. have had an attraction to him previously.

Therefore, until the Belgian finds a new home, we cannot write the Rossoneri off – it would be unwise to do so.

They are not the only club eyeing a move for the Chelsea striker, though. Since becoming Napoli’s manager, reports have suggested Antonio Conte has a war chest at his disposal, and he is weighing up the idea of re-uniting with the striker.

Of course, they already have Victor Osimhen, but that could change shortly, according to a report from La Repubblica (via Milan News), who suggest that Al Ahli can pay his release clause and may attempt to do so in the next week.

Imaginably, if the deal went ahead, it would speed up the Partenopei’s pursuit of the former Inter striker, so if the road to Zirkzee remains blocked, and Lukaku is the alternative, Milan must act quickly.

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  1. “Milan must act quickly”

    Would be a first. They usually enjoy monitoring the situation for months. At least Moncada and Furlani are safe from suffering burnout at work.

  2. Nobody will pay 120-130 mln for Osimhen. De Laurentis apparently thought that he would get 120-130 from Osimhen’s sale, and with that money would buy the players requested by Conte. lol

      1. I imagine Conte saying “But you promised me a transfer budget of 120 mln”, with ADL responding “But I thought I would sell Osimhen for that sum”. Funny times ahead. The next few months might turn into a comedy.

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