English Premiership

Liverpool lead chase to sign Lille's Osimhen - report

Victor Osimhen (Getty Images)
Victor Osimhen (Getty Images)

Liverpool are reportedly in the process of speaking to Victor Osimhen's representatives in a bid to complete a move for the Lille star.

The 21-year-old is having a stunning debut season for the French outfit, scoring 18 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions, and is valued at £60 million.

Le10Sport in France claim that Jurgen Klopp's men are at the front of the queue to sign him and have already set the ball rolling by speaking to his agent.

The Reds are in the market for a new forward, with doubts now lingering over a proposed move for Leipzig frontman Timo Werner, while the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane continue to be linked with Real Madrid.

Meanwhile, Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in Osimhen, who was signed from Charleroi in Belgium last summer.

The young forward is a Nigeria international, who Red Devils loanee Odion Ighalo claims is 'future of Nigerian football', and there are expected to be a number of clubs trying to land him once the summer transfer window opens up.

The powerful forward has previously spoken of his ambitions to play in England during his career, while also warning interested parties that he will not settle for a role warming the bench.

- TEAMtalk media

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