Napoli reject €140 million bid for Victor Osimhen, he's being offered £1 million per-week contract


Napoli reject €140 million bid for Victor Osimhen, he's being offered £1 million per-week contract

Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal have made an offer worth a staggering €140 million [£120m] to Napoli for striker Victor Osimhen, according to reports.

It has been a busy summer window for the Riyadh-based club. So far, Jorge Jesus' side have signed former Barcelona winger Malcom from Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg for a reported €60 million.

They've also brought in Ruben Neves from Premier League side Wolves for €55 million and fellow midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a player that was previously linked with some of Europe's biggest clubs, from Lazio for €40 million.

Former Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly has also arrived at a relatively-cheap price of €23 million but it appears they aren't done just yet.

In fact, Sky Sports suggest Al Hilal have made a club-record offer worth €140 million to Serie A side Napoli for striker Victor Osimhen.

The nine-figure sum, however, has been rejected in recent hours, according to French outlet L'Equipe, who suggest the Saudi club made two bids worth €120 million and €140 million for the Nigerian forward.

The report also states that Napoli are waiting for an even higher sum to be offered. They hope Osimhen will instead extend his contract in Naples after scoring 26 goals in Serie A last season.

But it is claimed Al-Hilal will come back with a new offer. In fact, Sky Sports suggest the wages on offer at this present moment are in the region of €1.1 million [£1m] per week.

Manchester United were also strongly linked with a move for Osimhen at one stage this summer but they reportedly had two major concerns over signing the player.

It is believed that Napoli are demanding in excess of £100m for the striker, with United unwilling to sanction that deal.

Football Insider claim 'a source with knowledge of the situation' says United are 'concerned' about Osimhen's lack of Premier League experience.

It is also claimed that the striker's injury record 'has been scrutinised by recruitment chiefs' at Old Trafford.

Osimhen admitted earlier this season that he "dreams" of one day playing in the Premier League.

"I think playing in one of the top five leagues in the world (Serie A) is an amazing feeling for me," he said.

"A lot of people worldwide consider the Premier League as the best and the strongest league but now I'm in one of the best leagues in the world which is the Italian Serie A.

"I'm working so hard to make sure that I achieve my dream of playing in the Premier League someday but like I said, it's a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well."

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