Lille chief confirms ‘multiple offers’ for Liverpool, Man Utd-linked hitman

Date published: Sunday 31st May 2020 6:02

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Lille’s club president has confirmed they have been inundated with ‘multiple offers’ for rising superstar forward Victor Osimhen who has been linked to a plethora of Premier League clubs.

The Nigerian marksman, 21, has enjoyed a stellar debut season in Ligue 1, notching 18 goals across all competitions.

His rapid rise has attracted the attentions of many of the Premier League’s heavy hitters, with Liverpool, Man Utd and Tottenham the clubs most frequently linked.

Indeed, Lille president Gerard Lopez confirmed the English interest recently when he revealed he “turned down one English” offer in the January transfer window.

Now, he has elaborated further on the interest in the club’s star striker, citing the hefty £72m fee they received from the sale of Nicolas Pepe last summer as a prime example of the sort of deal he is looking for.

“There are multiple offers,” Lopez told The Daily Mail.

“We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.

“There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers]. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.

 

“I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them,” Lopez added.

“Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.”

Meanwhile, Inter Milan have come to a surprising conclusion regarding the future of on-loan Man Utd flop Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile international’s initial loan deal was due to expire on June 30, but Inter president Piero Ausilio has other ideas…

 

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