Arsenal, Newcastle Target Victor Osimhen

Top Italian sports newspaper, Gazzetta Dello Sport says Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen is reportedly a €70m target for Arsenal and Newcastle United after the two EPL clubs missed out on Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

The two clubs are in need of quality strikers and both were prepared to pay the €75m asking price for Fiorentina striker Vlahovic, only for the Serbian to insist on Juventus instead.

The English clubs could still turn to Serie A for a new centre-forward, as the Gazzetta dello Sport suggests Newcastle United are targeting Osimhen.

Napoli paid €80m to sign the Nigeria international from Lille in 2020, although that transfer is the subject of an investigation into inflated fees over youth team players in part-exchange.

The 23-year-old is extremely quick and has already scored nine goals in 16 competitive games for Napoli this season.

He has been beset by injury problems, including multiple facial fractures after a clash of heads against Inter, while he contracted COVID-19 twice, the latest forcing him to miss the Africa Cup of Nations.

According to the Gazzetta, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis would be prepared to sell for at least €70m.

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