- Victor Osimhen has been the subject of transfer talks in recent weeks, but Napoli are not prepared to let him go
- Agents of the player are said to be attempting to book an appointment with the club in a bid to discuss his transfer
- Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has now disclosed that there will be no further discussion about the striker’s possible move
Agents of Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen are reportedly making efforts to discuss his possible transfer with Napoli officials.
The Italian club seem to have decided to retain the player for the forthcoming football season.
Quite a number of top clubs in Europe have made efforts to sign the former Lille man, including Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Newcastle United.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis vows never to buy African players unless they agree to one condition
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Earlier during the summer transfer window, Napoli were prepared to let the 23-year-old leave after slamming a staggering €120 million transfer fee on him.
The Partenopei did not get the Nigerian cheap either, as they paid a club and African record 81 million euros to secure him from Lille two years ago.
Italian outfit Il Mattino (via Tutto Napoli) reports that Osimhen’s representatives have been trying to book an appointment and discuss transfer plans with Napoli’s sporting director Giuntoli.
It was gathered that the Partenopei made it clear to them that there would be no further discussion on any proposal that will take Osimhen out of the Diego Maradona Stadium this year.
Napoli threatens not to sign African players
Meanwhile, Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has said that he will no longer buy players who turn out for African national teams.
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De Laurentiis has claimed that he will only buy African players unless they vow not to represent their countries at the Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON).
In a statement bound to cause widespread reactions from African football stakeholders, De Laurentiis has said that it is unfair for European clubs to keep paying salaries to these players while they are representing other interests.
Osimhen spotted with Onyekuru, Balotelli
Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles duo Victor Osimhen and Henry Onyekuru spent a heartwarming moment together after a pre-season friendly between SSC Napoli and Adana Demirspor.
Balotelli, who featured for Adana Demirspor, netted the opener for his side as they held Napoli to a 2-2 draw at the Stadio Teofili Pantini.
All three players are preparing for the start of the new campaign, which starts next month in Italy and Turkey, respectively.