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Man Utd more determined to sign Victor Osimhen ahead of Chelsea

Manchester United are more determined to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen ahead of Chelsea, Gazzetta dello Sport claim (page 18).

The Red Devils currently have Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst (on loan) as their specialist strikers but the duo have netted just nine goals during the campaign.

Erik ten Hag will want a clear upgrade up front in the summer and Gazzetta dello Sport claim that United are ‘more determined’ to prise Osimhen away from Napoli.

Premier League rivals Chelsea are also keen on the striker but United seem to hold the advantage as the Blues are unlikely to be playing European football next term.

United will still need to break the British transfer record to sign the 24-year-old. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis may not sell the striker for less than €150 million.

Will Man Utd move for Osimhen this summer?

The Nigeria international has been in sparkling form for Napoli this term. He has netted 26 goals and provided another five assists from just 31 appearances.

Osimhen is clearly enjoying the best phase of his playing career and he recently acknowledged that he dreams of playing in the Premier League in future.

Chelsea and United are the clubs looking to invest big on a new centre-forward but the latter should have an upper hand with Champions League football.

The Red Devils are currently six points ahead of fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur in the league with a game in hand. They should finish in the top four with eight games left.

Osimhen has the physical attributes to succeed in the Premier League but the big question is whether Ten Hag gives the green light for a summer deal.

It has been widely reported that Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the main option for the manager, considering his proven Premier League record.

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