The rumours linking Victor Osimhen to Manchester United are untrue, according to Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti.
In a press conference prior to Napoli's league match against Fiorentina, Spalletti disclosed that Napoli owner Aurelio Di Laurentiis had told him that the Nigerian had not received an offer.
According to reports in the English and Italian press, a €140 million transfer would send Osimhen from Napoli to United, with the Portuguese superstar moving in the other direction.
But Spalletti insists Napoli has received no communication for such a complicated transfer from Manchester United. And the veteran tactician insists that should the possibility of a move arises, it would not be a swap deal.
Spalletti said, “It would not be an exchange, but two operations.
“We are talking about someone who has won more Championships, scored more goals, has the quality to be anywhere on the pitch, he is someone who solves things even on his own.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has reportedly hinted that Manchester United’s bid for Osimhen will arrive in Naples in the coming hours.
It could be an offer too good for Napoli to refuse and could see United win the race for a striker who has been courted by half of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Spalletti is not surprised that Osimhen is admired by many, insisting that the striker’s quality would always make him a transfer interest in any window.
“For someone as strong as Osimhen, the market is always open,” Spalletti noted.