Lille manager Christophe Galtier has admitted he expects to lose in demand striker Victor Osimhen in the next transfer window.
The frontman has impressed in 2019/20, scoring 18 goals in 38 games, and has been strongly linked with a move away from Ligue 1.
A number of Europe’s top clubs hold an interest, with Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool reportedly amongst them.
Spurs are even said to have launched a £75million bid for the Nigerian, however their offer was unsuccessful. The London club are on the look out for a new forward in case Harry Kane leaves this summer.
ON THE MOVE
After his manager’s latest comments, it is almost certain that the 21-year-old will depart the Stade Pierre Mauroy. That means he is likely to have played his last game for the club with the Ligue 1 season already ended.
A report on Goal quotes Galtier as saying: “I can confirm that both Gabriel and Victor are likely to depart. I’ve expected it for a long time.
“They are working very seriously and we’re working currently with the players who are currently here who are likely to replace them and obviously on future players who will come to us to replace them in their posts.
“We’ve not talked much about the transfer window. Players have been or are being contacted.
“There will be a delayed transfer window. I believe it will run until October 5. That shows how complex the start of the season will be.
“I don’t know exactly when the windows will be open abroad.”
The latest developments seem to have opened the door for teams to make their move for Osimhen, who joined the French side last year.
His next team may not be in England though, with his agent claiming he is not yet eyeing a move to the Premier League.