Paris Saint-Germain are set to rival Manchester United in their attempts to sign a striker this summer as they prepare to allow Lionel Messi leave.
Both teams are eyeing Victor Osimhen with United sending scouts to watch the Nigerian in their Champions League quarter final game against Milan. The 24-year-old is highly regarded by United and he heads the club’s striking shortlist.
According to the Mirror, PSG are no longer prioritising a new contract for Messi, who will be out of contract this summer.
Barcelona will attempt to sign the Argentine star this summer but the club’s financial issues, coupled with Messi’s desire to remain in Europe, may see negotiations with PSG resumed in the summer.
As things stand, Messi will leave PSG while they will also listen to offers for Neymar this summer. Those developments eradicate their Financial Fair Play issues and instead will allow them to spend big this summer in transfer fees to transform their attack.
A report from RMC Sport reveals how Osimhen is at the top of their wish-list, as well as United. Harry Kane and Randal Kolo Muani of Eintracht Frankfurt are also both being tracked – as is the case for the Red Devils.
Osimhen spoke last month that it would be his “dream” to play in England as links with him heading to Old Trafford intensified. His form has been a key reason for the club being 17 points clear at the top of the Italian top-flight.
He has formed a formidable attacking understanding with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. The duo have forged a devastating partnership with Osimhen’s movement in the penalty area and deadly finishing in front of goal valued.
Osimhen said in March of his Premier League hopes: “I think playing in one of the top five leagues in the world is an amazing feeling for me.
“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 as I said, it’s a process and I just want to keep on this momentum and continue to do well.”