Arsenal make move for Osimhen, a target previously linked with Chelsea

The article provides an overview of the recent happenings in the European football transfer market. It discusses the potential transfer of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, with Arsenal and Chelsea vying for his signature. It also covers the interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich by several Premier League clubs and the potential move of Adrien Rabiot from Juventus to Internazionale. Additionally, the article includes discussions of potential moves for other players and the various clubs interested in their services. This content is valuable to football fans and enthusiasts looking to stay updated on the latest transfer news and rumors in the sport.
The transfer window for winter has come to a close in Europe’s premier leagues. Despite this, a number of transfers are currently being considered or are in the works, resulting in a plethora of rumors, transfers, and confirmed deals that are expected to come to fruition this summer. Transfer Talk provides all of the latest information and gossip regarding potential rumors, transfers, signings, and completed deals.

The headline story suggests that Arsenal is interested in securing a deal for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, a player who Chelsea has also expressed interest in. The Nigerian international has made it clear that he intends to leave his current club at the conclusion of the season. While Chelsea was initially seen as the favorite to activate Osimhen’s £100 million release clause, it is now anticipated that Arsenal will compete with their London rivals for the striker’s signature. The Gunners were unable to pursue a new striker during the January transfer window due to concerns over Financial Fair Play (FFP). However, overturning the transfer ban appears plausible for the upcoming summer period, especially if Arsenal is able to offload some of their fringe players. In addition, Arsenal has also shown an interest in securing the services of Brentford forward Ivan Toney, if Osimhen’s transfer proves to be unattainable. However, it is widely believed that Osimhen’s goal-scoring prowess, having netted 67 goals in 199 appearances for Napoli, is viewed as an integral addition to Mikel Arteta’s team.

There are also speculations circulating that Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are interested in securing Osimhen’s services, albeit, sources indicate that Real Madrid’s potential interest might be slim given that Kylian Mbappé is anticipated to join the LaLiga side in the summer.

In addition, it has been reported that Aston Villa is exploring opportunities to strengthen its squad in the summer although this would require the club to part ways with midfielder Douglas Luiz. The Villans are keen on being cautious with their financial restrictions as they are concerned about inadvertently breaking FFP rules. Nevertheless, Luiz is likely to demand a substantial fee, estimated at up to £100m, due to his contract extension in October 2022. Consequently, clubs such as Liverpool and Barcelona have made their interest known about potentially securing the services of the 25-year-old midfielder.

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