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Arsenal emerging as favourites for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen

Arsenal are emerging as favourites for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.

La Gazzetta dello Sport says Arsenal are leading the race to sign Osimhen this summer, according to reports in Italy - but it could set the Gunners back £84million.

Arsenal have been looking at Osimhen 'for many months', they claim, after letting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go to Barcelona for free and being left with just two senior forwards.

The north London outfit had been assessing talent from Serie A in January - keen on a move for Fiorentina's Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic before being beaten to his signature by Juventus - and have now turned their attentions to Osimhen, it says.

In fact, Osimhen is even more alluring for Arsenal than Vlahovic given his 'physicality and athleticism', attributes that the club are looking for in a new striker.

However, Arsenal may baulk at Napoli's price tag for the Nigerian, with the club reportedly set to hold out for a huge 100million euros (£84m).


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