Napoli star Victor Osimhen has been a regular topic of discussion in the Italian sports media as reports regularly keep linking him to Newcastle United and a few other clubs.
Towards the end of last month, the striker’s friend, Oma Akatugba, suggested the Magpies could be his next destination.
Three days ago, Calciomercato explained that Newcastle United are expected to make contact to sign the 23-year-old in the summer.
Eddie Howe’s side seem to have made contact to know the conditions to carry out a deal for the Nigeria international.
That’s what Corriere dello Sport are reporting today as they state Newcastle are among the clubs to ‘have asked for the price’ to secure the ex-Lille man’s services. It’s even claimed the Tyneside club are ‘very carefully thinking about the next move’.
Howe’s side tried signing Osimhen in the January window but were left disappointed after receiving no encouragement from the Naples club.
Corriere point out they submitted a €110m offer for both the frontman and Fabián Ruiz, and it wasn’t even taken into considering by Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis.
This is reiterated to explain the Serie A side will offer ‘no discounts’ to Osimhen’s suitors, with a €100m+ figure expected to be needed to get the Nigeria international, with the Spaniard a whole different kettle of fish.