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Chelsea and Manchester United want to sign Victor Osimhen at the end of the season. And they are ready to invest €120 million for the 24-year-old Napoli striker, according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, as relayed by Sport Witness.

Osimhen has been in fantastic form this season, scoring 15 goals across all competitions. There is no doubt that the 24-year-old would be a quality long-term acquisition for both Premier League clubs. And it remains to be seen who ends up signing him eventually. He has been linked with PSG as well.

Manchester United needs to add goals to its attack, and Osimhen could be the ideal partner for Marcus Rashford next season. The Nigerian could lead the line for the Red Devils, allowing Rashford to operate as a wide forward.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea is severely lacking in goals right now. The team has improved its midfield and defence with a number of additions this season but needs to bring in a reliable goal scorer. And along with Manchester United, the team is ready to break the bank to sign the 24-year-old. So it is not surprising that the club is open to paying €120 million to land him.

Osimhen will certainly add some much-needed cutting edge in the final third. And his arrival could help Chelsea challenge for the Premier League title next season. The 24-year-old has the technical and physical attributes to succeed in English football, and he has the talent to justify the reported asking price as well.

It will be interesting to see whether the two English clubs can agree on a fee with Napoli now. The Serie A giants have a reputation for being difficult negotiators, and they will want to recoup as much as possible for their prized asset. The opportunity to move to the Premier League will be an exciting one for the striker, and he will look to showcase his qualities at a higher level next season.

Managers like Erik ten Hag and Graham Potter have a proven track record of improving young players. And they could help the 24-year-old improve further and fulfill his potential. Osimhen has already proven himself in Serie A and he should look to take the next step in his career now. A move to Manchester United or Chelsea would be ideal.

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Bench Cristiano Ronaldo for initial Euro 2024, Paul Merson tells Portugal

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Bench Cristiano Ronaldo for initial Euro 2024, Paul Merson tells Portugal

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has urged Portugal manager Roberto Martinez to bench captain Cristiano Ronaldo for their first two matches at Euro 2024. Merson suggests that Martinez should prioritize securing qualification to the knockout stages before considering the Al-Nassr forward for their final group game.

The Euro 2024 tournament kicks off this Friday in Germany, with Portugal placed in Group F alongside Turkey, Czech Republic, and Georgia.

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Discussing Portugal’s prospects, Merson told Sportskeeda, “Portugal are an aging team but they have a lot of experience within the squad. Ronaldo is still their captain and banging in the goals in Saudi Arabia, but I think they will see what he is like in the camp and take a call on his selection. I would personally leave him out of the first two games and get qualification sorted before bringing him back for the final encounter.”

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Erik ten Hag to remain as manager at Manchester United

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Erik ten Hag to remain as manager at Manchester United

Manchester United has announced that Erik ten Hag will continue as their manager following the conclusion of the 2023/24 season review. The decision comes after speculation linking various managers to the position at Old Trafford.

According to reports from The Athletic, negotiations for a contract extension with Ten Hag have already commenced. The Dutchman’s current deal is set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, with an option for the club to extend it for another 12 months.

Despite a disappointing Premier League campaign that saw United finish in eighth place, Ten Hag guided the team to success in the FA Cup. Their 2-1 victory over Manchester City secured the trophy, marking Ten Hag’s second piece of silverware during his tenure.

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While several high-profile names were rumored to be in contention for the managerial role, including Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, Thomas Frank, Kieran McKenna, and Gareth Southgate, United has opted to maintain stability by sticking with Ten Hag.

The decision reflects the club’s confidence in Ten Hag’s ability to lead the team forward and build on their recent successes. With negotiations underway for a contract extension, United fans can expect to see Ten Hag at the helm for the foreseeable future as they look to compete at the highest level domestically and in Europe.

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EXPOSED: NFF may fire Finidi George before S’Eagles next match

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EXPOSED: NFF may fire Finidi George before S’Eagles next match

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken the first step towards sacking the head coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Finidi George after yesterday’s defeat to Benin Republic, OwnGoalNigeria.com can exclusively report

It means the Super Eagles will likely drop to bottom of their group in the world cup qualifiers if Zimbabwe gets a good result against South Africe later today. They are presently 5th on the log and without a win in four games in the series.

Finidi who replaced Jose Peseiro as the substantive coach of the team signed a one year deal with the option of another year based on qualifying for the next AFCON and getting to the semi finals.

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With the qualifiers for the world cup now on hold till March next year, the job of the coach still isn’t safe because he could be fired in September if they falter in the AFCON qualifiers.

Even Finidi knows his future is tied to the game in September. He can’t say we didn’t give him the support he needed because he got everything but didn’t make the best of it. He probably won’t be here when the qualifiers for the world cup resumes”, a board member of the NFF said.

Asked how the football house arrived at the choice of the coach, he revealed that there was no interview for him to get the job, despite the loads of applications they received when the job was made public following the exit of Peseiro.

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