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West Ham United have presented a last minute bid to lure Lille striker Victor Osimhen away from the clutches from Serie A side Napoli.
The Super Eagles star is set to link up with Napoli and has resisted interest from other clubs in the hopes of joining the Blues.
Napoli are working to complete the transfer of the former VFL Wolfsburg star, but for Osimhen changing agents in the middle of negotiations have slowed down progress of the move.
According to Tuttosport, since the Nigeria forward not yet having put pen to paper to a contract at Napoli, the Premier League club is now looking to see whether they can hijack the deal.
The report also claim that West Ham’s offer broadly matches that of Napoli’s in terms of the amount to be paid to Lille, however it is more lucrative for Osimhen.
Napoli are not willing to continue to wait though and it is suggested that they want the deal wrapped up this week.
The 21-year-old scored 18 goals and bagged six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for Lille last season.
Osimhen joined Lille from Belgian Pro League club Sporting Charleroi last summer.