No matter what happens this summer, Manchester United are likely to sign a new striker, and that man could be Victor Osimhen.

The forward has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, mostly because of the desperate need the Red Devils have for a player like him, and also because he makes a lot of sense.

The issue is the price, but Manchester United could have the upper hand over Premier League rivals in that department because they are likely to have European football next year, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Italian newspaper look at what could happen now that Napoli have been knocked out of the Champions League, and it’s explained that there are three clubs ‘that have shown a more direct interest’ in the forward.

Those are Chelsea, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, who will have to present an offer ‘that cannot be refused’, which would be around €150m (£132m), described as the ‘amount of his price tag’ set by Aurelio De Laurentiis.

The hope in Naples is that he renews and stays, but despite that, the owner ‘will only surrender to a super offer’.

While the London club will ‘be able to offer sumptuous contracts’, they are also going to be out of any European competition next year, giving Manchester United an advantage.

In fact, it’s pointed out Erik ten Hag’s side have ‘been following the Nigerian for some time’, and also ‘appear to be more determined in their choice’ compared to their Premier League rivals.

As for Paris Saint-Germain, they will always be an option, but Didier Drogba, an idol of Osimhen’s, recently warned him the Ligue 1 side are “not the club he needs to continue his growth”.

Something to keep in mind.