Newcastle are reportedly ‘above all’ in the race to sign Victor Osimhen from Napoli and are ‘ready to go crazy’ to beat their competition.
Osimhen has scored 21 goals in 52 appearances for the Serie A side having joined in a £67.5m deal from Lille in the summer of 2020.
Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla claims Napoli are preparing for life without the 23-year-old, with the Serie A side bracing themselves for summer offers from various suitors, including Manchester United.
He said: “It’s true. Napoli have enquired about Gianluca Scamacca, and according to our reconstructions, it would be an attempt linked to a possible pharaonic proposal for Victor Osimhen next summer. The proposal could be that of Manchester United.
“The voices of recent days are coupled with what his brother declared some time ago when he spoke of a courtship from the Red Devils, returned to sender because there was another Nigerian there at the time (Odion Ighalo) and Osimhen didn’t want to compete.”
But NapoliCalcio claim Newcastle are ‘ready to go crazy’ to buy the striker, while Il Mattino put the Magpies ‘above all’ in the race for his signature.