RED WAR LIVERPOOL have reportedly joined Manchester United in the transfer chase for the £107 million-rated Victor Osimhen.
And Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will allegedly have a huge summer kitty to rebuild his squad at Anfield.
Liverpool will battle Man Utd for Victor Osimhen this summer
The 24-year-old Nigerian star Osimhen has fired Napoli 15 points clear at the top of the Serie A table in their pursuit of a first title since 1990.
Recent reports have emerged suggesting Man Utd are preparing to launch a staggering £107million transfer bid.
Such a deal would equal the current British transfer record set by Chelsea’s acquisition of Enzo Fernandez in January.
Despite the potentially huge offer, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis remains defiant over the possibility of a sale and wants to keep the hitman.
However, it could now be about to get even harder to hold on to the ace.
Fichajes have claimed that Liverpool are now battling United for Osimhen.
And The Times states that the Reds will have “significant funds” available this summer to bring in new additions.
Liverpool challenged for the quadruple last season but missed out on both the Champions League and Premier League title.
But Klopp’s ageing squad have failed to replicate that stunning form this term with the club currently languishing ninth in the top-flight despite last night’s Merseyside derby win over Everton.
This latest update states that the German still has the backing of club chiefs and they will give him a chance to improve his side alongside the Anfield team’s new head of research.
Osimhen left Lille for Napoli for £62.4m in 2020 and has scored 41 goals in 69 Serie A appearances since.
He remains under contract until 2025 but no talks over an extension are believed to have yet taken place.
The Red Devils lost Cristiano Ronaldo in December but brought in Wout Weghorst on-loan to bolster their forward line.
Erik ten Hag is looking to bring in a new striker this summer for the long-term and has identified Napoli’s Osimhen as his No1 target.