Victor Osimhen set for Premier League transfer as Napoli move for Tammy Abraham but they face unlikely English rival | The Sun
VICTOR OSIMHEN is set for a move to the Premier League this summer.
And Napoli have reportedly lined up a replacement in ex-Chelsea star Tammy Abraham.
But they face interest from an unlikely English rival for the striker.
Osimhen, 24, has netted 26 goals in a sensational season for Napoli.
The Nigerian has fired them to the brink of the Serie A title.
And Tuttomercatoweb claims Osimhen is destined to swap Italy for England in a big-money move this summer.
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Chelsea are known to be interested as they hunt for a new striker under incoming boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Manchester United would also like to bring Osimhen to the Premier League.
The ace has other suitors in Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
But Osimhen would prefer a move to England's top flight.
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And it’s reckoned that Napoli have already started making preparations for his departure by putting Roma forward Abraham on their shortlist.
The 11-time England international has scored 35 goals since leaving London for the Italian capital two years ago.
But with Jose Mourinho’s future unclear, Abraham could end up moving on this summer.
He would likely jump at the chance to join Napoli in the defence of their soon-to-be title.
However, Abraham has an unfancied suitor back home in England.
It’s believed Aston Villa have thrown their hat in the ring after their impressive rise under Unai Emery.
The ex-Arsenal boss wants to pair Ollie Watkins with a powerful partner.
And Abraham, who spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Villa, ticks all the boxes.
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Emery’s men are currently fifth in the Premier League table.
And a European finish could boost their chances of convincing Abraham to re-join them.
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