After they were unable to convince Kylian Mbappe to move to Saudi Arabia in a record-breaking deal believed to worth about €300million, Al Hilal will now turn their attention to Victor Osimhen, Newspremises has gathered.
The Napoli striker has become a top target for many clubs in the ongoing summer transfer window as teams makes frantic efforts to sign him.
Mbappe rejected negotiation with a Saudi Arabia delegation to Paris as they had hoped to meet with the French international.
According to L’Équipe journalist Loic Tanzi, Al Hilal has now shifted their attention towards signing Victor Osimhen from Napoli.
The Nigerian striker scored 26 League goals for Napoli last season, helping the Partenopei win the Scudetto for the first time after over three decades.
According to several reports, Osimhen is also on Paris Saint-Germain’s radar as they search for a top-tier number nine, according to Get Football France.
However, if Parisiens make an approach to Osimhen, they may run into competition from Al Hilal, who are making effort to sign the Napoli striker soon, and might be able to outsmart them.
Osimhen fuels transfer rumor after he was spotted in Paris
Meanwhile, the Nigerian international fuel his transfer rumor as he was spotted in Paris, even though it is believed the trip is not transfer related.
The French League 1 Champions also made launched a £42.8m move for Atalanta striker Rasmus Hojlund, who is also a target for Manchester United. Should the deal be approved, it would end any potential interest in Osimhen.
Mbappe has been the talk of the town after Al-Hilal sent a world record fee to the French capital club, which was accepted, but the player refused to negotiate despite being offered a total salary of €700m for a year contract.