Liverpool target Victor Osimhen subject of £75m transfer offer from unnamed club
Lille have reportedly received an offer of £75million for striker Victor Osimhen, from an unnamed club. The Nigerian international is attracting interest from a host of European giants, including Liverpool.
French reports recently claimed the Reds were eyeing a £60m deal at the end of the season.
Scouts have reportedly been impressed by Osimhen pace and finishing ability, something that he has showcased in the Champions League group stages this season.
He had 13 Ligue 1 goals to his name before the season was terminated and Paris Saint-Germain were crowned champions.
It’s an impressive tally on the back of a brilliant spell in Belgium last season when he netted 20 goals with RSC Charleroi.
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According to French outlet Telefoot, Lille have now received an offer of £75m including bonuses from a club that will not be identified.
Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Inter Milan have also been linked with a move for the 21-year-old.
Liverpool are looking to bolster their attacking options at the end of the season in a bid to dominate English football.
The Reds will lose both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for up to six weeks next January when they play at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Klopp recently admitted that he will think twice about signing African players if there is a chance they could miss a part of the season with international commitments.
That could effectively rule Liverpool out of the running for Osimhen.
Nonetheless, journalist Duncan Castles claims there has been contact with Lille from Liverpool, in regards to the jet-heeled frontman.
“The information I have is that Liverpool have been in contact with Lille about their Nigeria centre-forward Victor Osimhen,” Castles said on the Transfer Window podcast.
“He’s attracting attention from a lot of clubs and has been fulfilling the potential he showed when he won the Golden Boot at the World Youth Cup a few years ago, scoring 10 goals in that particular tournament in Chile.
“They are open to selling him this summer but only if the market provides them with the right price.
“And they’re very conscious that this may well not be the transfer window to sell a player of his talent. That will factor into their thinking.
“They believe they’ve got a player who is going to turn into one of the top centre-forwards in European football.”
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