Napoli Sporting Director, Cristiano Giuntoli, says the club are not aware of Nigeria international Osimhen Osimhen’s imminent move to German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.
Bayern have never hidden their desire to sign the Nigerian as an ideal replacement for striker Robert Lewandowski, who has joined Spanish giants Barcelona.
The Polish departure from the Allianz Arena means the Bavarians are in the market for a forward leading to speculations that Osimhen could be joining the German outfit just two years after joining Napoli from Lille for a record club fee of €81m with add-ons.
The 23-year-old has been impressive for the Partenopei since his arrival from Ligue 1 outfit and scored 14 goals plus five assists in 27 appearances in the Serie A in the 2021/22 season despite being blighted by a series of injuries.
Aware of interest from several clubs for the Nigerian, Napoli are looking to rake in fee not less than €100m.
An Italian publication, Il Mattino, on Sunday claimed that Bayern had submitted an enquiry to Napoli for the Nigerian forward.
Reacting to the report, Giuntoli said he was not aware of Osimhen’s imminent move to Bayern.
Osimhen to Bayern? I am not aware of it,” he said during a press conference on Monday.
“We are very happy to have Lozano, I have no offers, we are betting a lot on him.”
Osimhen has also been linked with a move to Chelsea this summer, as well as Arsenal.