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Arsenal Look To Join The Race For In Demand Napoli Forward

Written By Onyeka Daniel

There’s no doubt that in the summer, several English Premier League clubs will be on the lookout for a top striker to sign to improve their squad and also help them challenge for titles, especially Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen is currently lighting things up in the Italian League as he leads the Partenopei towards their first league title in many years with his goal, assists and overall contribution.

Consequently, he has been linked with a move to the top clubs in England, including Manchester United and Chelsea, but according to reports, Arsenal will look to join the race soon.


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According to Rai Sport journalist, Ciro Venerato, Arsenal are the most likely Premier League side to sign Osimhen from Napoli, but it will depend on the probability of them winning the EPL title this season.

The Gunners seemingly faltered in the absence of Brazilian striker, Gabriel Jesus in the title race, but they’ve recovered well to maintain a five point lead at the top, but according to reports, Mikel Arteta will demand for the signing of an established forward in the summer as the club return to top tier European competition for next season and Osimhen would make an ideal signing.

Like Arsenal, Napoli are currently top of their domestic league. They have an even healthier lead at the Serie A summit. However, while they may be preparing to celebrate, they are also cautious that they could lose some of their most impressive performers, with Osimhen and khvicha kvaratskhelia being constantly linked with a move away from the club.

Osimhen has scored 21 goals from 26 appearances in all competitions this season. As such, he is one of their most in-demand players. Manchester United have been in the forefront in the race for Osimhen’s signature as they look to adequately replace Cristiano Ronaldo but they will now have to contend with Arsenal.

Chelsea may also be looking to sign a striker as Graham Potter has had to play Kai Havertz in a makeshift position since taking over. The Blues may be preparing to make a player plus cash offer, involving Romelu Lukaku, even if they also have another option in the pipeline

The Belgian has been on loan with Inter Milan but is expected to return to England at the end of the season as the Nerazzurri will try to negotiate another one year loan move. But Chelsea are said to be planning to offer him to Napoli instead as part payment for Osimhen.

Meanwhile…

Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Southampton midfielder, James Ward-Prowse, but they will have to contend with West Ham who are also eyeing player as a suitable replacement for Declan Rice.

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Ward-Prowse became Southampton’s all-time record appearance-maker in the Premier League after being part of the club’s 1-0 win over Leicester City on home soil on Saturday evening.

The 28-year-old has featured in almost 400 games for Southampton since graduating from their academy, scoring 52 goals and assisting on 51 occasions in a Saints career which spans over a decade. But the two interested clubs will be hoping that the Saints don’t manage to avoid relegation so they can easily price him off their hands in the summer.

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