Before the transfer window started fully, there were many, many rumours that Manchester United could make a move for Victor Osimhen.

In fact, certain claims suggested they even went as far as making a bid, which was clearly rejected by Napoli, who want at least €100m for their man.

Then came the announcement of Erik ten Hag as the new Manchester United, and it all went a bit quiet, as Erling Haaland and Darwin Nuñez were snapped up by Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

The Dutch manager focused on other targets first, bringing in Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord and pushing the Old Trafford brass to go after Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona.

There has also been talk of Manchester United going after Lisandro Martínez, meaning they have had their hands full in other areas of the pitch.

The belief was that Cristiano Ronaldo would lead the line, but the announcement the Portuguese star had asked to leave if the right offer came in threw everyone off, meaning the Red Devils might need a new striker this window after all.

With Nuñez and Haaland now elsewhere, the aforementioned Nigerian striker could be viable option to add goals and pace to Ten Hag’s squad, which Gazzetta dello Sport touch on briefly.

They look at what Napoli are up to, before saying ‘there is always the Victor Osimhen variant’, hinting at a sale.

That’s when the Red Devils are brought up, with it said both ‘Manchester United and Bayern Munich are reflecting on their choices’, with the latter involved due to Robert Lewandowski’s desire to move elsewhere.

Luciano Spalletti, down his end, ‘hopes not to have to change the centre-forward’ at Napoli, but if they were to cash in on Osimhen this year, ‘the alternative would be Chelsea’s Anglo-Albanian Armando Broja’.

Something to think about as Manchester United navigate the transfer market this summer, taking into account the latest developments in the Cristiano Ronaldo situation.