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Tottenham ‘lined up £70m transfer to buy Napoli striker Victor Osimhen’ after failed bid in January

TOTTENHAM is planning a £70m summer transfer bid for Napoli star Victor Osimhen, reports say.

That’s according to Football Insider, who reported that Spurs tried to sign Osimhen during the January transfer window.

Napoli star Victor Osimhen has attracted interest from Tottenham ahead of the summer

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Napoli star Victor Osimhen has attracted interest from Tottenham ahead of the summerCredit: Getty
Tottenham are planning an improved bid for Napoli star Victor Osimhen, who is valued at around £70m

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Tottenham are planning an improved bid for Napoli star Victor Osimhen, who is valued at around £70mCredit: Alamy

But the Partenopei rejected the approach of the North Londoners, who are still looking to add a striker to the team.

However, the Premier League giants are planning to bring the Nigeria international back after the season ends.

And Tottenham appear to have decided to meet the Serie A side’s asking price for the 23-year-old.

Naples signed the Nigerian from Lille in 2020 following a £30m deal with the French champions.

Osimhen has been on fire at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona since then as he has amassed a total of 19 goals and 5 assists in 46 appearances.

The former Wolfsburg man has also scored nine goals and provided two assists in 16 games in all competitions this season.

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An impressive comeback as Osimhen missed two months of competition because of a broken cheekbone.

The Napoli star also tested positive for COVID-19 and that earned him a spot in the Nigeria squad at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte determined to sign a new centre-back regardless Harry Kaneof the future.

Conte plays with two strikers in his signature 3-5-2 formation and will need cover for both Kane and Son Heung-min, provided both are available next season.

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