Napoli Readying Counters as Interest in Osimhen Grows

Napoli held an all-hands-on-deck meeting with the entire front office and the entourage of Victor Osimhen at the start of the ongoing retreat. President Aurelio De Laurentiis recently voiced his concerns about the club’s finances. He is not looking to sell his ace, but it would be tough to turn down offers north of €100M.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Manchester United forcefully entered the race after hiring Erik Ten Hag. They now lead it over Newcastle, which made a serious attempt in January, and Arsenal. The Partenopei have started to field some calls to be ready if the Nigerian starter departs.

At that point, they would have plenty of ammo to make a splash. They would attempt to pounce on Gianluca Scamacca if Inter and Milan were not quick to onboard him in the summer. They are eyeing Ajax’s Sebastien Haller. However, he will be in the middle of a bidding war among rich clubs. The latest addition to their list is Martin Terrier, who has bagged 21 goals with Rennes this season.

Napoli have shown interest in Giovanni Simeone, but more for a complementary role than as an Osimhen replacement, the publication indicates. Such pursuit hinges on the future of Dries Mertens and Andrea Petagna. The Azzurri are also tracking Armando Broja, but the current situation at Chelsea makes the talks about their players premature. The Partenopei have not ruled out pursuing Andrea Belotti if he left Torino on a free and other teams did not nab him in short order.