MANCHESTER UNITED are leading the race to sign Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has had a productive season with 16 goals in 28 appearances.
The offer puts the Red Devils in a commanding position in the race to sign the Nigerian as it matches Napoli’s asking price – which no other club has managed.
Arsenal and Newcastle are interested in Osimhen and both have prioritised signing a striker in the summer, with Toon missing out on Benfica’s Darwin Nunez in January.
United also want to sign Nunez and Erik ten Hag is keen to add a striker to his squad with Edinson Cavani set to leave.
There is also much debate about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo with reports suggesting he could leave because he does not fit Ten Hag’s style.
The Dutchman may be keen to bring in a new forward to lead the line and Osimhen could fit the bill.
Osimhen is reportedly tempted to move to Old Trafford and it is believed his agent Roberto Calenda had a “secret meeting” with Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday.
Napoli could agree to cash in on Osimhen despite spending £76m on the forward in 2020, when he joined from Lille.
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Should Napoli refuse to sell Osimhen United could switch their focus to Ajax star Sebastien Haller, who has scored 46 goals in 62 games under Ten Hag.
Reims 19-year-old Hugo Ekitike is also believed to be on the club’s radar with transfer chief Matt Judge keen on signing a young striker.
United are also reportedly looking at Juventus star Paulo Dybala as another option to bolster their attack.