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Lille owner Lopez admits 'English offers' for Spurs, Liverpool target Osimhen

Lille owner Gerard Lopez admits he's fielded offers for Victor Osimhen.

But Lopez says it will take a fee close to the £72million Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe last summer to land him.

With interest from Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal as well as teams in Spain and Italy, Lopez expects to be inundated with offers for his prized asset - but he will not be forced to cash in on a cut-price deal amid the coronavirus crisis.

"There are multiple offers," Lopez told the Daily Mail. "We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.

"There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn't want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers]. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.

"I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn't believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them.

"Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That's where we are."

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