Newcastle United suffer Osimhen blow
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Newcastle United suffer Osimhen blow

Premier League side, Newcastle is among clubs Victor Osimhen is set to snub this summer, despite reports of the Magpies tabling a £100m offer in January.

As reported by The Daily Express, Osimhen is expected to remain at Napoli next season. The Serie A club signed Osimhen from Lille for £74m in 2020, making him the most expensive African footballer in history.

Sky Italy journalist Mario Giunta has said that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and manager Luciano Spalletti are 'crazy' about Osimhen.

He said: "There are many clubs on the Nigerian, but I feel like giving some news: Osimhen will stay in Naples again next season.

"Aurelio De Laurentiis and Luciano Spalletti are crazy about him and have no intention of getting rid of him.

"In addition, the former Lille man earns important figures in Campania. He is fine and doesn't press to go away."

The Nigerian has contributed to 17 goals in 24 games this season, registering 13 goals and four assists in Naples.