Interest fee

Arsenal told to fork over £100m transfer fee for Victor Osimhen by Napoli as Mikel Arteta searches for new striker

ARSENAL transfer target Victor Osimhen will cost £100m, according to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

The Napoli ace has been in fine form this season, finding the back of the net 17 times.

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Osimhen is attracting interest from a host of top clubsCredit: REX FEATURES

And Osimhen’s form has attracted interest from a host of big clubs, including Premier League side Arsenal.

The Gunners desperately need a striker or two this summer.

Former club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left for Barcelona in January.

And Alexandre Lacazette, as well as Eddie Nketiah, could leave for FREE this summer when their contracts expire.

But according to journalist Di Marzio, if Arsenal are to sign Osimhen it will cost them £100m.

Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in the summer of 2020 for around £70million and the Italian side will be looking to turn a handsome profit.

Speaking to wettfreunde, Di Marzio said: “I don’t think he will be sold for £80m because he was bought for £70m.”

“So I think (Aurelio) De Laurentiis is very smart to buy and very difficult when he has to sell players.

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“I don’t think he will let Osimhen leave for less than £100m – minimum.”

“So it depends on which Premier League club will have all that money to spend in the market for just one player.”

The Gunners could face competition from rivals Prem Man Utd for the signing of Osimhen.

United are eyeing a rebuild under new manager Erik ten Hag and they are ready to support him this summer.

Newcastle are also said to be enthusiastic.