Osimhen: PSG ready to offer Neymar-territory fee for Napoli double-act

Paris Saint-Germain appear determined to bolster their attack this summer, with Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen once again emerging as a top target for the French giants.

PSG's interest, however, doesn't stop at Osimhen. Reports in Italy suggest that the Ligue 1 champions are also keen on securing the services of Osimhen's Napoli teammate, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Victor Osimhen: PSG ready to force Napoli's hand with Neymar-territory fee for double-act
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The Georgian playmaker formed a devastating partnership with Osimhen two seasons ago, powering Napoli to a historic Serie A title. Kvaratskhelia, named Serie A Player of the Year, provided the creative spark, while Osimhen, crowned Striker of the Year, translated it into goals.

A €200 million PSG gamble

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, PSG are prepared to test Napoli's resolve with a staggering €200 million bid for both Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia. This audacious offer reflects the Parisians' desire to create a dominant attacking force capable of challenging for the Champions League trophy.

However, securing both players could prove challenging. While Napoli seem open to letting Osimhen go, the €130 million release clause in his contract represents a significant hurdle for any potential suitor.

Kvaratskhelia, on the other hand, appears to be a non-negotiable asset for Napoli: recently appointed manager Antonio Conte explicitly declared him “unsellable” during his unveiling ceremony.

Victor Osimhen back in Naples, future uncertain

Victor Osimhen has wasted no time in getting down to business, arriving bright and early at Napoli's training center on Tuesday morning. This display of dedication comes amidst swirling transfer rumors as the summer transfer window nears its conclusion.

While Osimhen throws himself into pre-season preparations, his future at Napoli remains a topic of intense speculation.

Following a stellar 2022/23 season that saw him bag an impressive 31 goals and notch 5 assists – a key contribution to Napoli's historic capture of their first Scudetto since 1990 – the prolific Nigerian striker remains a highly sought-after commodity.

Whether his commitment to pre-season training translates to a long-term stay in Naples or paves the way for a transfer to a new club is a question that continues to hang in the air.

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