Chelsea Join Liverpool, Tottenham in huge €70m tussle for Nigerian strike sensation

Chelsea, Liverpool join Tottenham in submitting a bid for an exciting striker, while Napoli reject a sizeable bid from Everton for a midfielder – all in the latest Euro Paper Talk.


Liverpool have joined Tottenham in submitting a €70million bids for Lille striker Victor Osimhen, according to reports.
The 21-year-old, brought in last summer to replace the Arsenal-bound Nicolas Pepe, has filled those shoes impressively with 18 goals in 38 games.
Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham have all been linked in recent months and the latter side reportedly emerged as the mystery club who submitted a £75million bid for the attacker.
Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss (via Area Napoli), Italian journalist Diego De Luca revealed that Liverpool have now followed suit with Spurs in submitting a sizeable bid for Osimhen.
“Victor Osimhen? He is a player owned by Lille,” the journalist said. “The deal is very complicated because there are various teams on the player.

Napoli have rejected a €45million bid from Evertonfor midfielder Allan, who is said to be among former Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti’s top targets (Il Mattino)
The Toffees are interested in signing Roma’s Patrik Schick, whose loan spell at RB Leipzig could be made permanent (Gazzetta dello Sport)
Leipzig have told AC Milan that they will have to stump up €40million to sign Marcel Sabitzer (Calciomercato)
Milan have made contact with Everton and Newcastle about selling midfielder Franck Kessie (Tuttomercatoweb)
“Liverpool and Tottenham have offered 70 million for the player. In the short term, there may be some news on the renewal issue.”
Osimhen is said to have snubbed interest from the Serie A and has his heart set on a move to the Premier League or LaLiga.
Juventus’ pursuit for Wolves striker Raul Jimenez has stepped up significantly in the past few days (Tuttosport)
Leicester midfielder Adrien Silva – on loan at Monaco until the end of the season – says he is thinking carefully about his next steps (Record)
Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri has refused to open up on speculation over his future, saying it is “not the right time” (Globo Esporte).
Trabzonspor are interested in signing Blues midfielder Danilo Pantic, who arrived back from a loan at Hungarian side Fehervar in January (Takvim)
A former member of Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching staff at Lille says the now-Leeds boss has been interested in Tottenham defender Juan Foyth for some time (Infocielo)
Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, who has friends in both London and the French capital (Mundo Deportivo)
Newcastle are keen to bring former PSG sporting director Antero Henrique to the club to oversee their transfer policy after their takeover is completed (Le10 Sport)
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Roma have had ‘several contacts’ with Tottenham in recent weeks about signing defender Jan Vertonghen, whose contract expires at the end of the season (Corrierre dello Sport)
Real Madrid could have signed Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski for €20million in 2014 (AS)
Madrid striker Luka Jovic wants to use the extended break in football to his advantage and return a different player than the one struggling for form earlier this season (Marca)
Newcastle will appoint Rafael Benitez as their new head coach after the club’s takeover and want Philippe Coutinho in as a top signing (Sport)
Jose Mourinho has given Tottenham the green light to move for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi (Todofichajes)