Lille’s owner Gerard Lopez reveals that his club have received ‘multiple bids’ for forward Victor Osimhen.
The Ngeria international has scored 18 goals for Lille in his debut season in Ligue 1 and the 21-year-old has attracted interest from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
Lopez wants a fee close to the £72m Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe, and the Lille owner told the Daily Mail: “There are multiple offers.
“We turned down one English and one Spanish offer this January transfer window.
“There is a wide array [this summer] and I wouldn’t want to give the names of the clubs who are bidding but what I can tell you is that there are multiple [offers]. There are three championships that have clubs that have bid for him.”
Clubs in Spain and Italy are also keen on the Nigerian international forward, and the Lille owner believes the club can command the same fee as they recouped for Pepe.
“I am not being a sales guy because last year people didn’t believe that we had the offers we had with [Nicolas] Pepe and it turns out we had multiple of them,” Lopez added.
“Let me tell you with Osimhen, it is the same thing, whatever number you heard, the high number I have read is very much on the money of the offers that we have received. That’s where we are.”