According to Punch Sports Extra, Victor Osimhen has asked a salary of €7 million year in order to prolong his present deal with Napoli.
Get Italy Football News also reported that Napoli wants to incorporate a big €200 million release clause in the new deal and has already started contract talks with Osimhen.
The Nigerian international player concluded the 2022–23 season as the highest scorer in Italy’s premier division with 26 goals in 32 games. He also assisted the Partenopei in capturing their first Serie A title in 33 years.
Due to his remarkable performance, he has been linked to transfers to PSG, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Bayern Munich.
“A solution for the issue could be that Napoli will go close to meeting the wage demand of about €7m and will add a release clause of around €200m in his (Osimhen’s) deal,” the report stated.
“Shared image rights could also bring the parties close. Work is already going on in the right direction for this, with both parties trying to close a deal as quickly as possible.”
Sky Italia reports that a second meeting regarding Osimhen’s renewal has taken place between the club and the Nigerian’s representative, Roberto Calenda.
Calenda revealed Osimhen’s desire to renew his deal at Napoli, with both parties now keen on making sure that the 24-year-old stays for at least another season.
“There is still a lot of gap between the club’s offer and what the player demands, but Napoli know that they can’t lose more assets after the exits of Cristiano Guintoli, Luciano Spalletti and Kim Min-Jae,” Calenda said.
Meanwhile, Osimhen is Paris Saint-Germain’s main target if Kylian Mbappe leaves the club this summer, Football-Italia reports.