LIVE Transfer Talk: Napoli look to extend Osimhen deal

The summer transfer window in Europe may not be open yet, but teams are preparing for it and rumors abound. Transfer Talk brings you the latest news on rumours, comings and goings and of course deals struck!

TOP STORY: Napoli want to extend Osimhen contract

Napoli are trying to fend off interest in a striker Victor Osimhen by rewarding him with a new contract, they say Calciomercato.

Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Chelsea are reportedly all in the running to sign the 24-year-old and with some clubs reportedly willing to double his current €4.5million-a-season salary, Napoli is president Aurelio De Laurentiis’ goal now is to extend the Nigeria international’s current tenures.

As well as a significant salary increase, the Serie A champions are also reportedly set to include a release clause in the contract, which will only allow Osimhen to leave the club for €160m.

Osimhen’s 23 goals in 30 league games were a key factor in Napoli’s first goal scudetto Victory in 33 years and they hope the recognition of his form will persuade him to stay in Italy for at least another season.

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11.11 BST: Manchester United won’t spend £55m to sign the Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount in summer says The Independent.

Mount, 24, is set to leave Stamford Bridge as his contract expires in 2024 and the Blues want at least £55m to let him go.

However, some clubs – including Newcastle and Arsenal – feel this fee is too high and are looking to negotiate a lower fee.

10.45 BST: Take this with a pinch of salt, though El National says Chelsea want to make a €150m offer for a signing Vinicius Jr from Real Madrid.

Vinicius, 22, has been subject to constant racial abuse in LaLiga and the Blues are ready to offer him a move to the Premier League.

The Brazil international has a contract until 2024 and an extension is in talks, while Manchester United and PSG are also interested in signing him.

blank10.07 BST: Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio Is in advanced talks to join Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent, sources told ESPN.

The Spain international, whose contract expires in the summer, received a contract extension offer at Madrid that financially convinced him, but after a season in which he started less than half of the club’s La Liga games, he decided to carry on.

Sources tell ESPN that Aston Villa, Juventus and AC Milan have also shown interest in the Mallorcan in recent months but the PSG proposal is currently the one that tempts Asensio the most.

The good relationship between Asensio’s agent Jorge Mendes and PSG’s sporting director Luis Campos has been key in the negotiations, sources added.

09:00 BST: FC Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title celebrations were quickly overshadowed by the fallout from the club’s decision to sack former goalkeepers Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić from their positions as top manager.

Bayern clinched the German championship in the final minutes of the season on Saturday when Jamal Musiala secured a late goal in a 2-1 win over Cologne and put the team ahead of Borussia Dortmund on goal difference.

Shortly thereafter, the club announced that its board of directors had decided to sack Kahn as managing director and Salihamidžić as sporting director with immediate effect.

“Instead of celebrating, we now have the next topic,” said Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel.



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PAPER GOSSIP (by Adam Brown)

– Liverpool are keeping an eye on the Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Nevesaccordingly football insider. The Reds are said to have asked to be kept up to date on developments surrounding the 26-year-old’s future, with Barcelona also being linked with him. Neves will enter the final year of his contract next month and it’s believed Wolves would accept an offer of £50million.

– Barcelona are interested in a move from Manchester City João Canceloreveals Sports. The 29-year-old, who is on loan at Bayern Munich, will reportedly not stay in Germany this summer. And while the Blaugrana It may not be possible to sign him permanently for €70m. They are exploring the possibility of a loan deal while manager Xavi Hernandez continues his search for a new right-back.

– Newcastle United plan to make an opening £50m offer to sign the attacking midfielder from RB Leipzig Dominik Szoboszlaireported Ekrem Konur. The Magpies have reportedly been eyeing the 22-year-old and are now preparing a move once the transfer window opens.

– Aston Villa are interested in signing the Villarreal winger Nico Jacksonsays L’Equipe’s Nabil Djellit. It is understood that Villa boss Unai Emery is interested in working with the 21-year-old again and he could be one of Villa’s first moves this summer. Jackson, whose move to Bournemouth fell through in January, returned to good form towards the end of the season, contributing ten goals in his last six games.

– Talks are ongoing between Barcelona and the winger Ousmane Dembele about a new contract says Fabrizio Romano. The 26-year-old is believed to play a key role in the Camp Nou project Blaugrana want to delete the release clause of 69 million euros contained in his contract. It is reported that his representatives will soon meet with the LaLiga side to secure his future in Spain.

Emma Bowman

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