Napoli chieftains may the left to lick their wound unless an agreement is reached with Osimhen’s camp with Manchester United and Liverpool ready to splash the cash on the Nigerian striker.
Corrierodellosports reported on Friday that Osimhen is no way closer to signing for the Naples side despite intense negotiation, which has lasted for three weeks.
Indeed, the meetings in Sardinia that seemed one step away deadlocked on Thursday following the player’s change of agent coupled with Lille not to keen to accept what Napoli is prepared to offer.
Words were rife in England that Manchester United has joined the race to pressure Osimhen into a surprise move to Old Trafford while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool seems to be the closest club that could hijack the deal.
Corriere dello Sport reported on the front page of its Friday’s edition that Napoli and Lille are still waiting for Osimhen’s green light but the recent interest of Manchester United and Liverpool remain two major obstacles to the deal.
Osimhen parted ways with his agent after having a disagreement, even as his protracted move to Italian giants, Napoli hangs in the balance.
The 21-year-old hitman had parted ways with his former agent, Jean-Gerard Benoit Czajka/Didier Frenay and has now engaged the services a new agent under the direction of Lille president Gerard Lopez.
On Monday, Lille and Napoli gave the 2019 AFCON bronze winner a ten-day ultimatum to take a decision on the lingering transfer move.
Report says Osimhen’s former agent had put personal interest before anything else in his dealings with Napoli.
This has been the major reason behind the stalled deal between Victor Osimhen and the Partenopei