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Arsenal Send Message To Napoli Over Osimhen Transfer

Arsenal Send Message To Napoli Over Osimhen Transfer

Arsenal have made it clear to Napoli that they will not meet Victor Osimhen’s €130 million release clause.

Mikel Arteta is looking to add a new striker to his squad after narrowly missing out on the Premier League title this season.

It’s understood that RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko, who scored 14 goals in the Bundesliga this season, is one of the top candidates on Arsenal’s shortlist and is available due to a €65m release clause.

However, Sky Sports Italy report that while Arsenal hold Osimhen in high regard, they are unwilling to push ahead with a deal due to the high costs involved

Napoli have been open to selling Osimhen for several months but the club’s president, Aurelio de Laurentiis, is holding out for a team to trigger the Nigeria international’s €130m (£110.8m) clause.

However, Napoli have received no concrete proposals which come near that figure, and while Saudi Pro League clubs could afford such a high fee, Osimhen is keen on remaining in Europe.

The striker is currently injured and was ruled out of Super Eagles’2026 World Cup double-headers against South Africa and Benin Republic.

Also, he missed the opening two fixtures against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

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  • Deba 4 days ago

    If he was a European player..they would easily pay close to that fee to land their target. African players sometimes comes with too many baggages and risk coupled with low regard for them internationally

  • Sometimes we underestimate the value Osimhen brings to the team. We’ve played 3 WCQ games. all without Osimhen, and all were draws. We hardly draw a match with him on the pitch. But he keeps getting injured on the eve of every WCQ match so far.

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