Victor Osimhen: Nigerian striker rejects Napoli, eyes move to English Premier League

Victor Osimhen: Nigerian striker rejects Napoli, eyes move to English Premier League

- Victor Osimhen seems desperate for Premier League action

- The Nigerian youngster has reportedly rejected an offer from Serie A side Napoli

- Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool are among EPL clubs jostling for his signature

There are reports that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has rejected a possible offer by Italian giants Napoli, indicating that he wants to feature in the Premier League.

Complete Sports, citing Eurosports Manu Lonjon, are reporting that the 21-year-old has already turned down the offer by the Serie club.

SunSport quoting La Repubblica claim that Gennaro Gattuso's side is comfortable enough to land the Nigerian youngster despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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The club's president Aurelio De Laurentiis feels confident enough to compete with the Premier League side Arsenal for the youngster.

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It was gathered that north Londoners are said to still owe the French a huge sum from the Nicolas Pepe deal last summer.

The Frenchman became Arsenal's record signing in a deal around £72m, and the fee has been structured into instalments over a period of years.

Since they failed to beat the Premier League side to Pepe's signature, Napoli are doing their best to lure the Nigerian star to Italy in the coming months.

French club Lille are in desperate move to sell the striker in a bid to overturn their financial woes due to the coronavirus crisis amid reports that the Italian club are interested.

Osimhen’s sparkling form before the season was halted due to the pandemic has attracted interest of clubs in England, where Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Chelsea are keen.

He netted 18 goals across all competitions for Lille last season having joined them from Sporting Charleroi in a deal around €12 million last August.

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There were earlier reports that €85million was earlier tendered for the 21-year-old by an unnamed club, but top France outlet Le10Sport are claiming that the bid came from Spurs.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Daniel Akpeyi has claimed that he overhead his Super Eagles teammate telling somebody on the phone that he should not be invited to play in the national team.

The Super Eagles shot-stopper has come under immense pressure in his playing career from his teammates and the fans at large.

Akpeyi committed a blunder against Argentina in a pre-World cup at friendly that resulted into a set-piece and a goal. The Kaizer Chiefs' goalie got a cold reception from fans and even one his Nigerian teammate.

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