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Victor Osimhen opens up on possible Man Utd transfer this summer

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is refusing to rule out a possible move to Manchester United this summer transfer window.

The 24-year-old attacker has been in outstanding form for the Serie A leaders this campaign, scoring 23 goals in 28 games so far.

The Nigeria international continued his superb run in front of goal on Wednesday as he scored a brace in Napoli’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt which secured their place in the Champions League quarter final.

United, meanwhile, have made the signing of a new striker one of their main priorities this summer and it’s believed Osimhen is high on their shortlist alongside Harry Kane.

When asked about United’s interest, Osimhen told Sport1: ‘I don’t know what the future holds. I think I’m on the right track.

‘At the end of the season, I will sit down with my agents and discuss everything.

‘I will also be in talks with the club. I am incredibly grateful to Napoli. We will find a good solution together.’

Napoli, however, remain in a strong negotiating position as the player still has over two years left on his current contract.

It’s believed that Napoli, who are 18 points clear at the top of Serie A, will demand in excess of €100m (£88m) for Osimhen this summer.

Speaking before Napoli’s victory over Frankfurt in the Champions League, Napoli’s sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli said that discussions over Osimhen’s future will not take place until the season is finished.

‘There are other priorities now, the three of them [Osimhen, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Kim Min-jae] are boys who they still have many years of contract. There is no need to talk,’ Giuntoli said.

‘But we will deepen the discussions in the summer.

‘Football is made up of motivations, we are Napoli. We were sure we could create a strong team and the same thing will happen in the future as well.’

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