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Napoli are massive favourites to seal the signing

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Napoli are massive favourites to seal the signing of Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen but new offers from other clubs are on the table for the player, according to Lille president, Gerard Lopez.

The 21-year-old has already visited Naples twice and impressed with the club’s project for next season after meeting with Laurentiis and manager Gennaro Gattuso. Reports of his medical with the club have been widely reported but no official statement from the Partenopei’s.

“The player decided to change agents in the middle of the negotiations. We had to start all over again,” Lopez told L’Equipe as reported by Le10Sport.

LILLE, FRANCE – OCTOBER 2: Victor Osimhen of Lille during the UEFA Champions League match between Lille v Chelsea at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on October 2, 2019 in Lille France (Photo by Angelo Blankespoor/Soccrates/Getty Images)

“The player has made his choice, Napoli. Its advanced, details are missing. It will be announced when the time comes. As it’s not yet official, we continue to have other offers. I want to keep good relations with these clubs too.

“So, I manage their expectations. It is a transfer which is not linear. The market in France opened before closing [until August 15]. In Italy, the transfer window opens in September. So, you need a multitude of contracts to cover all eventualities.”

Osimhen scored 18 goals in 38 competitive outings for Lille last season.

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