Last week, we covered multiple claims made in Italy that stated Newcastle United are in the picture to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen.

These claims were made a day after reported Arsenal are looking at the 23-year-old and Fabián Ruiz, and now Manchester United have become the latest club to be linked with the striker.

Italian journalist and Napoli expert Ciro Venerato provided more information on the Red Devils’ interest during Rai Sport’s program, La Domenica Sportiva, relayed by Tutto Napoli.

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently leading Ralf Rangnick’s attack, with Edinson Cavani as his backup. The Uruguayan, who has struggled with injuries this season, is out of contract in June and is likely to leave Old Trafford as a free agent in the summer.

The Portuguese, down his end, has found it hard to find the back of the net regularly for the Manchester club in 2022. Therefore, it would make sense for United to look to sign a new attacker in the summer.

According to Venerato, Rangnick ‘wants to replace’ Ronaldo with Osimhen. He adds both the Nigeria international and the Serie A side have ‘already been tested’, meaning United have probed the 23-year-old and Napoli.

According to the journalist, the former Lille man ‘can leave’ his current employer in the next window. For this to happen, the attacker’s suitors must convince the Italian club and Venerato claims Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis valued the player at €100m.

Faced with the possibility of losing Osimhen, the Italian club have ‘asked information’ with Sassuolo for Gianluca Scamacca.