Napoli turned down Newcastle’s €100 million bid for Osimhen
English Premier League club Newcastle bid for Super Eagles and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been rejected.
Italian media outlet Il Corriere dello Sport reported that Napoli rejected a €100m bid from Newcastle United for Osimhen and explains the club’s plan to keep the Nigeria international and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia at the Stadio Maradona.
The Partenopei stars are leading the team to their third Serie A title in history. Osi and Kvara have scored 39 goals combined this season and Napoli are unwilling to sell them in the summer.
The pair has been linked with some of the best and wealthiest clubs in Europe, from Real Madrid to Manchester United and PSG, but Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis will offer both players a new contract soon, reports Il Corriere dello Sport.
Kvara arrived from Dinamo Batumi for just €10m last summer and his current deal expires in June 2027.
Osimhen, on the other hand, arrived from Lille in 2020 for €75m and his contract at the Stadio Maradona runs out in June 2025.
Il Corriere dello Sport reports ADL wants to ‘open a winning cycle’ so keeping both players at the club is a priority. According to the report, Napoli rejected a €100m bid from Newcastle for Osimhen a year and a half ago.
De Laurentiis publicly discussed the future of his stars during an interview in February:
“I am very good at making contracts, so keeping them here won’t be difficult,” he said.
“However, never say never. Sometimes there are offers you can’t refuse, so you never know. To me, we’ll see them shine for a long time.”