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PSG begin transfer talks with Napoli for Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen

It has emerged that Paris Saint-Germain are in serious transfer talks with Napoli for the signing of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen from the Italian Serie A club, Newspremises has learnt.

Italian transfer market expert, Paolo Bargiggi, made the disclosure through Solo Parisiens
on Wednesday morning.

According to Bargiggi, Ruiz is not the only Napoli star that has caught the attention of PSG, with the Ligue 1 kings also eyeing Osimhen.

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The French champions are also said to be deep in negotiations with Napoli as the two clubs look to trash out a deal that will see goalkeeper Keylor Navas head to Naples and midfielder Fabian Ruiz become a PSG player.

“During Giuntoli’s trip to Paris a few days ago, it wasn’t just the names of Fabián Ruiz and Keylor Navas that were at the centre of the discussion.

“They also spoke about Victor Osimhen: the Nigerian striker is highly regarded by both the coach Galtier and Campos, who has already had him at Lille. The French club has an option for next season,” the website wrote.

“The profile of Napoli ‘s number 9 could be interesting, especially since he knows Ligue 1 having played there with Lille in 2019/20 (15 goals in 32 games). With the Italian club, the striker has scored 28 goals in 56 games between 2020 and 2022 despite numerous injuries.” it added.

PSG’s transfer director Luis Campos and club manager Christophe Galtier are big fans of Osimhen, having worked with the Super Eagles striker in Lille.

Campos brought Osimhen to France from Sporting Charleroi, and he played under Galtier, netting 15 goals in 32 games for LOSC.

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