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Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd to launch bid for powerhouse striker valued at £85m; record Wolves signing poised for shock loan exit

Victor Osimhen Napoli March 2022

Manchester United are ready to rival Bayern Munich and make a bid for £85m-rated Napoli forward Victor Osimhen, while Thursday’s Euro Paper Talk claims that Wolves are set to pack their record signing off on loan to Belgium.

MAN UTD TO LAUNCH OSIMHEN BID

Manchester United and Bayern Munich are being tipped to make a move for £85million-rated Napoli forward Victor Osimhen in the coming weeks.

With continued doubts over the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski respectively, both clubs are expected to be in the market for a new No.9.

And, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, they could lead to bids for the Nigeria international.

The report states that Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti is lining up Chelsea attacker Armando Broja, despite wanting to keep Osimhen.

The 23-year-old has scored 66 goals in 152 career appearances. But it was last season in Serie A where he really piqued the interest of a number of clubs.

Osimhen notched 18 goals and six assists in all competitions as the Naples outfit finished third in Serie A.

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Both Manchester United and Bayern Munich eyeing late moves for Napoli forward Victor Osimhen

Both Manchester United and Bayern Munich could move for Napoli forward Victor Osimhen if Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski depart their clubs this summer.

The Portugal legend has not arrived back for pre-season at United and wants out of the club. Their failure to secure Champions League football has been cited as his main reason for wanting to end his stay a year earlier than expected.

Meanwhile, Lewandowski has made it clear he is determined to leave Bayern, with a switch to Barcelona mooted.

And with the German champions ruling out the signing of Ronaldo themselves, a move for Osimhen is also now on their radar.

FABIO SILVA BOUND FOR BELGIUM

Fabio Silva Wolves

Wolves’ club-record signing Fabio Silva is to be loaned out to Anderlecht next season. (Pedro Sepulveda)

Newcastle, Manchester United, Sevilla and Napoli are among the clubs that have approached Nice to sign defender Jean-Clair Todibo. (Foot Mercato)

‘Final negotiations’ are taking place for Marcos Alonso to complete a move to Barcelona. (Sport)

Barcelona, Chelsea and Juventus are in a three-way battle to sign Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly. (Gianluca DiMarzio)

Manchester United target Paulo Dybala would already be an Inter player had it not been for his agent’s demands. (Il Corriere della Sera)

Tottenham are ‘pushing’ to sign Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet ‘in next few hours’. Antonio Conte wants the player on board for the club’s pre-season trip to South Korea. (Sport)

MILAN STILL KEEN ON ZIYECH DEAL

Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea in action during the Uefa Champions League Group H match between Juventus FC and Chelsea FC

AC Milan remain focused on setting up an approach for Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech despite reaching a new agreement with Junior Messias. (Calciomercato)

Arsenal are mulling over a move for Benfica defender Alex Grimaldo. (Record)

Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico is back on Barcelona’s recruitment radar. (Sky Sports)

A separate report from Argentina claims Brighton also have their eyes on Tagliafico. (Ole)

PSG have been in talks with Reims this week as they look to reach an agreement over a fee for Newcastle target Hugo Ekitike. (ESPN)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken a wage cut to sign a new one-year deal with Italian champions AC Milan. (Marca)

Real Madrid are willing to move on from full-back Ferland Mendy, who wants an improved Bernabeu contract. (Sport)

MORE EURO TRANSFER GOSSIP

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel has said playing Champions League football and working with manager Diego Simeone were two reasons for picking Atletico Madrid as his next club. (ESPN)

Barcelona are close to loaning out Albania international Rey Manaj to Championship side Watford. (Mundo Deportivo)

Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of Raoul Bellanova from Cagliari. (Football Italia)

Monza have secured the arrival of Matteo Pessina from Atalanta. (Football Italia)