Fee ‘shouldn’t be a problem’ as Liverpool compete for €80m forward

Liverpool are set to compete with Napoli for the signing of Lille forward Victor Osimhen, according to reports in France.

Fee ‘shouldn’t be a problem’ as Liverpool compete for €80m forward

Fee ‘shouldn’t be a problem’ as Liverpool compete for €80m forward

Osimhen has attracted interest throughout Europe after scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances during his breakthrough season in France.

The 21-year-old sat joint-fourth in the Ligue Un goalscoring charts, level with Neymar, before the season was curtailed due to the global pandemic.

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Osimhen had impressed enough to be named as a ‘priority’ target for Man Utd this summer, while Inter Milan are among the continental clubs keeping a watchful eye on developments.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham have all also been linked with a reported £75m bid received for the Nigeria international in recent months.

There have been rumours in France recently that Napoli have tabled a €80m (£72.2m) offer for Osimhen but people close to the Serie A side reckon it’s much nearer €40m.

And nowL’Equipe (via Sport Witness) claims that Jurgen Klopp is ‘very interested’ in signing Osimhen although the report doesn’t say that Liverpool have made a bid yet.

The French publication adds that the fee for the Nigeria international ‘shouldn’t be a problem’ for Liverpool despite Klopp saying yesterday that he cannot spend “millions and millions” on squad reinforcements.

 

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