Manchester United ‘favourites’ in pursuit of Victor Osimhen and other transfer rumors


Manchester United are believed to be among the favorites to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

United face a busy summer with the arrival of Erik ten Hag as well as a number of high profile exits in midfield and up front. With Edinson Cavani set to leave the club when his contract expires, only Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford remain as options to lead the line.

Osimhen has caught the eye of a number of clubs after a scintillating season with Napoli. The 23-year-old has scored 17 goals in all competitions, with United believed to be keeping tabs on the youngster.

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Italian point of sale Sports media claims United are frontrunners for the Napoli talisman, with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis not ruling out a summer exit. Newcastle are also reportedly monitoring the striker, who is reportedly priced at €100m (£85m).

Elsewhere, a number of Serie A clubs are reportedly considering a move for United playmaker Jesse Lingard. The 29-year-old will be a free agent this summer and it seems unlikely that he will extend his contract at Old Trafford.

italian journalist Rudy Galetti claimed AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan and Roma were all looking to sign Lingard. Newcastle and West Ham have also been linked.

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