Report: PSG target Victor Osimhen as Kylian Mbappe replacement

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Written by Martin Graham | May 5 2022

The latest reports suggest that PSG have set their sights on Victor Osimhen to replace Kylian Mbappe if striker Parc des Princes leaves this summer.

Mbappe’s future at the club is uncertain after Real Madrid announced their interest in the young player a season ago. After resisting their efforts to sign the young player last season, they are now in a position where the youngster has all the cards as his contract expires in a matter of weeks.

Mbappe, a big fan of the Spanish giant, is currently considering his options and it is highly unlikely that he will sign an extension with the Parisien club.

Paris Saint-Germain is now looking at potential replacements for the 23-year-old, and the name of Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has emerged.

Osimene moved to Italy from LOSC Lille in 2020. Despite being handicapped by injury, he has had the same success in Naples as he did in France. And just as in France, he is being courted by a number of clubs who will have to make an offer of €100m and above to attract the attention of Aurelio De Laurentiis, president of Napoli.

PSG has the ability to this deal and Get French football news They inform that the club is considering a move. But with other clubs from the Premier League interested, the ten-time winners of Ligue 1 won’t have a free path to the striker.

Osimene also previously stated, according to multiple sources, that he would like to stay in Napoli for a longer period because he has a point to prove in the Italian league, where he has a high rating. But with the influence of Paris Saint-Germain, the head of the striker can be turned.

It remains to be seen if the French champion will take the step.

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One of the reasons that led the club to consider Osimhen’s move is AC Milan’s Rafael Leao, who is also targeted by the club.

Leao, nicknamed ‘Portuguese Mbappe’, is PSG’s main target to replace Mbappe after they failed to chase after Erling Haaland, who is on his way to Manchester City.

PSG made an offer recently and reports from Tuesday indicate that the Rossoneri turned down the offer without a second look.

La Gazzetta dello Sport Reports indicate that the Rossoneri are trying to renew his contract, but the process is slowing down due to takeover talks with Bahrain-based investment firm Investcorp. Talks are progressing and the Portugal international is believed to want to stay at the club.

Reports also claim that Milan believe PSG’s €70m initial offer was abysmal and Leao is worth at least €80m.

It remains to be seen who PSG will end up replacing Mbappe, who is leading the scoring list and helping the charts in the league this season, if he chooses to move to Madrid in the summer.

Martin Graham is a sports writer for the MFF Forum