Gossip: Manchester United and PSG Lead Race for Victor Osimhen Amidst Hefty Release Clause

Competition Heats Up as Red Devils and Parisians Eye Napoli Striker, While Managerial Speculation Abounds

The pursuit of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer has escalated into a heated competition, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain emerging as the primary contenders vying for the Nigerian forward’s signature.

According to reports from The Independent, Osimhen’s release clause stands at a substantial 110 million euros, equivalent to approximately £94 million at the current exchange rate. While clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea have shown interest in the talented forward, it is Manchester United and PSG that are believed to be the frontrunners in the race for his services.

Both United and PSG are eager to make a significant statement in the transfer market this summer. With United operating under new management led by Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s consortium, they are keen on strategic acquisitions while acknowledging the importance of securing players of a certain caliber.

Meanwhile, PSG is undergoing a transitional phase, particularly with the imminent departure of Kylian Mbappe, prompting the Ligue 1 leaders to pursue major signings to bolster their squad. Osimhen’s age and profile make him an appealing prospect for both clubs, despite the hefty price tag attached to his acquisition.

In other managerial developments, the battle over Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso has intensified, with both Liverpool and Bayern Munich expressing interest in securing his services. While Liverpool could potentially break the world-record fee for a manager to secure Alonso, reports from Sky Germany suggest that the Spanish tactician is leaning towards joining Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, speculation looms over the managerial positions at Manchester United and Chelsea, with Erik ten Hag’s position reportedly under threat at United, and Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi and Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim identified as potential replacements for Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea.

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In the midst of managerial shake-ups, Bayern Munich is also eyeing reinforcements in defense, particularly in the left-back position following Alphonso Davies’ impending move to Real Madrid. While Andrew Robertson was initially linked with Bayern, attention has now shifted to AC Milan and France left-back Theo Hernandez as a potential target.

As the summer transfer window approaches, the competition for top talents and managerial appointments is expected to intensify, with clubs vying to strengthen their squads ahead of the upcoming season.

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