Napoli sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli has confirmed countless times that the club is highly interested in the Super Eagles forward but admitted that he won't be easy get as he is aware that the striker is also target for many top teams in Europe.
Osimhen scored 19 goals and recorded five assists in all competitions for Lille in the just-concluded season and has been a top target for elites like Liverpool, Chelsea amongst others.
But with the interest of those top teams in Osimhen gradually fading, the coast seems to be getting clear for Napoli. Napoli boss,Gennaro Gattuso has even come out to say that him and his club are trying their best to bring in the Striker, but maintained they don't have many funds to spend.
Osimhen was in Naples to discuss terms with Napoli chief,Aurelio De Laurentiis on a possible move, but the Striker is now back in France as he awaits a final decision from Lille and Napoli. When ask about the situation Coach,Gennaro Gattuso commented saying "He [Osimhen] is currently a Lille player. I cannot comment on that. " We will do little on the market, 70-80% [of players] will remain and whoever arrives will have to give us quality and quantity ", the former AC Milan manager stated.
Meanwhile, Osimhen's agent, Osita Okolo, admitted that his client is in love with the City of Napoli and had healthy conversations with De Laurenttis.
"Victor loves Naples, a fantastic city, and obviously he also likes Napoli as a team. The interest of a big Italian club personally does not surprise me considering how well he did with Lille".
The deal could be sealed next week and it could be in the region of €65million, which will make him Nigeria's second most expensive player ever.