Nigerian forward, Victor Osimhen, still has the desire to leave Napoli this summer, according to reports in Italy, but the Italian giants have insisted he’s not for sale.
According to Il Matino, Osimhen’s agents have asked Napoli sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli, for an appointment to discuss the Nigeria international’s future.
It is reported that the 23-year-old continues to be in discussions with German side Bayern Munich, which led to the request from his agents.
Bayern have not stopped looking for a top striker to replace Robert Lewandowski, who left for Barcelona in July, to reinforce their attacking department.
Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentis, replied that Napoli would not listen to proposals for Osimhen anymore until 2023.
“We are out of time to listen to any kind of possible proposal,” he said.
“Everything is postponed to next year, for the moment, Osimhen remains in Naples and we are no longer accepting offers.”
Manager Luciano Spalletti considers Osimhen fundamental, and with the Serie A starting this weekend, losing him now would be a real catastrophe for the Italians.
Napoli have already confirmed him as the club’s designated penalty taker for the forthcoming season.
Osimhen, who joined Napoli from French Ligue 1 side Lille, has so far managed 62 appearances in total and scored 28 goals. Last season, Osimhen managed 27 appearances overall and accumulated 1,992 minutes of playing time in Serie A.
He was ranked joint eighth in the Serie A scoring charts with a total of 14 goals and two assists.