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Arsenal set to miss out on one of Europe’s hottest strikers

The Gunners have been linked to several strikers ahead of the summer. Reports here show Arsenal may have lost ground in race for one top striker.

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Arsenal have not hidden their desire to sign a new forward this summer but now look set to miss out in the race for one of Europe’s hottest strikers.

Edu and Arsenal scouts have worked around the clock to identify transfer target, but there is need for more purposeful effort from the Gunners as other top clubs are in keen competition for top talents.

That explains PSG’s pursuit of Nigeria and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen who has a fixed transfer clause in his current contract.

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is close to joining French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain (PSG) In a development that will hurt Premier League duo Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC the most.

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Osimhen has courted interest from several top clubs in Europe but according to recent reports, PSG have won the race for his signature ahead of the summer, with the Napoli man surely certain to leave.

According to reports from Italian Outlet  Il Martino negotiations between Napoli and PSG are reaching an advanced stage for the player.

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The Parisian giants are preparing to lose star forward Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer this summer, with many expecting the 2018 World Cup winner to finally join up with Real Madrid. As such, they’ve started following a number of possible replacements, including multiple Serie A stars.

With the summer fast approaching, PSG have decided to make a move and have reportedly been leading the race for Osimhen, who seems destined to leave Napoli at the end of the season. The Nigerian star has a €130m release clause in his contract, making the parameters of a move clear.

As reported, PSG are looking to accelerate and beat out their rivals for Osimhen, so have drawn up their contract offer to the Napoli star – a four-year deal worth over €13m net per season plus control of his image rights.

Furthermore, there are plans in place for the Nigerian striker to sign lucrative sponsorship deals with Qatari companies close to club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. At this time, no official offer has been received by Napoli yet.

Arsenal and Chelsea have been consistently linked to the 25-year-old and could look to respond in the coming weeks.

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