- Samuel Chukwueze could be heading to join Victor Osimhen in Napoli
- The Villarreal attacker has been linked with several top European sides
- Chukwueze scored four goals and provided six assists at the just concluded season
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Samuel Chukwueze has become a summer target for top Serie A side Napoli, according to reports from Italy.
The Naples based side are currently chasing French midfielder Jeremie Boga who plies his trade for another Serie A side Sassuolo.
But if a move for the former Chelsea star does not pull through Villarreal man Chukwueze will be be the next option for the club.
Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen recently joined the club for a record-breaking €81million which includes add-ons and a goalkeeper for the 21-year-old.
Napoli are looking to replace their long-serving Spanish attacker Jose Callejon whose contract would expire at the end of August.
And According to Italian news media outlet Lebombedivlad, Napoli have identified Boga and Chukwueze as possible replacements for the former Real Madrid star Callejon.
The reports from Lebombedivlad read: “Napoli have not hidden their desire to sign Boga, who is being coveted by several Serie A teams.
“Atalanta has overtaken Napoli in the race to sign Boga, valued at €30m, but the Partenopei believe they can get Chukwueze for €25m if they don’t get Boga.”
Chukwueze was part and parcel of Villarreal's return to the Europa League helping the Yellow Submarines finish in fifth position on the final La Liga standings.
The Nigerian international scored four goals and provided six assists for Villarreal in 41 matches at the just concluded 2019-20 season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Super Eagles and Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze has showered encomiums on his mum on her birthday.
The 21-year-old attacker took to social media to celebrate her, telling her how much he loves and cherishes.
While sharing her picture on his official Instagram page, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations bronze winner said: "Happy birthday sweet mom, I love you so much, God bless your new age."
Legit.ng had also reported that Spanish League giants Atletico Madrid are reportedly plotting a surprise transfer move for Nigerian winger Samuel Chukuweze this summer.
The 21-year-old attacker has scored four goals and five assists in 36 appearances for Villarreal this campaign as they currently sit fifth on the log.
Chelsea, Liverpool, and a few other top European clubs have shown interest in signing the Super Eagles star who won bronze at the Africa Cup of Nations championship last year.
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