Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen is closing in on a return to action following an injury lay-off, according to reports in Italy.

The 21-year-old picked up a shoulder injury during the last international break which has kept him out of matches against AC Milan, AS Roma, Alkmaar and Crotone.

Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli reports that Osimhen is expected to also miss the final group match of the Europa League against LaLiga side Real Sociedad on Thursday and the Serie A matches against Sampdoria and Inter.Victor Osimhen

The Partenopei returned to training on Monday morning but Osimhen trained separately in the gym and later on the pitch before having physiotherapy. The former Golden Eaglets star is recovering well but Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso will only have the opportunity to call upon the Nigerian on December 20 against Lazio.

Napoli are currently placed third on the Serie A log with 20points, just a point adrift second placed Inter Milan and six points behind leaders AC Milan.

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