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Manchester United and Chelsea handed Victor Osimhen boost as Bayern Munich CEO reveals concerns

Ryan Smart

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Manchester United and Chelsea handed Victor Osimhen boost as Bayern Munich CEO reveals concerns

Manchester United and Chelsea have been handed a boost in their reported pursuit of Victor Osimhen after comments made by Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn.

Both United and Chelsea have been heavily linked with a summer move for the 24-year-old striker, whose 23 goals this term will likely be enough to win him the Serie A Golden Boot award.

The Nigerian has played a significant part in Napoli winning the Scudetto for the first time since 1990, which they did so with five games to spare after a 1-1 draw with Udinese.

He is reportedly high on United's shortlist amid their keen interest in Tottenham star Harry Kane, while he has also been linked with a move to Chelsea as the Blues search for a new striker.



According to the Daily Mail, United are eyeing an £130 million deal for Osimhen - but that appears to be too much for Bayern, with their former goalkeeper and current chief executive Kahn speaking out about a potential move.

Oliver Kahn on Osimhen transfer

Speaking to German outlet BILD (quotes via iMiaSanMia), the Euro 1996 winner explained: "When speaking about such a fee [the rumoured €150m asking price for Osimhen], we have to ask the question: Does this player give you a guarantee for this money? That would definitely be a big risk."


Kahn also refused to speak about rumoured Bayern targets Kane and Randal Kolo Muani, before addressing the need for a new centre forward this summer: "We're considering the topic of a striker. But we shouldn't forget that we scored 83 goals in the Bundesliga, more than any other team. That shows our current squad can score many goals."

His comments are similar to those made by the club's financial officer, Michael Diederich, last month.

Speaking about a potential nine-figure transfer fee for Kane last month, he stated (quotes via Goal): "I don't rule anything out, but can afford such a transfer and do we want such a transfer? We have to keep an eye on our profitability.

Those comments will hand a boost to United and Chelsea, who may be involved in a one-on-one battle for Osimhen's signature should they launch offers to sign him - and Napoli agree to sell.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy / Christian Santi/Alamy Live News / dpa/Alamy Live News / Gonzales Photo/Alamy Live News

Topics: Victor Osimhen, Manchester United, Chelsea, Premier League, Bayern Munich, Napoli, Transfers

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