Napoli are preparing to keep Victor Osimhen at the club by all means and will offer him an improved contract.
The Nigerian striker is having a great season at Napoli and has scored 14 times in 19 appearances in all competitions in the ongoing campaign.
Since the end of last season, he has been heavily linked with a move away from the Serie A giants next season, with multiple clubs across Europe believed to be interested in him.
According to AreaNapoli, it has been claimed that Napoli are ready to break their wage structure to keep the striker beyond next summer.
They have a maximum salary limit of €3.5m per year for any player, but Napoli are prepared to make an exception for Osimhen.
The club are set to meet the forward’s representatives and offer him a new contract worth up to €7m per season and Napoli believe it could help them convince Osimhen to remain at the club for at least one more season.
Although it is a huge contract offer by Serie A standards, Manchester United, who are keen to sign the Nigeria international, are in a position to offer him a lot more than that and Osimhen will surely want to test himself in the Premier League.
However, if he decides to leave, Napoli are likely to listen to offers in the region of €120m for him next summer and with the remarkable form he is showing this season, there will be no shortage of suitors once the transfer window opens in July.
The 24-year-old has a record of 80 goals in 171 outings, which is only expected to keep rising given how he has managed to stay fit this term.
This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago