Napoli in Talks to Sign Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Gabriel

Brazil's Gabriel Jesus with Manchester City. Photo by Simon Dael/BPI/Shutterstock (10240368ep)

SSC Napoli reportedly has its sights set on two young Lille standouts, Victor Osimhen and Gabriel, to join the team this summer as it looks to upgrade heading into next season.

The two Lille standouts reportedly left France to travel to Napoli on Monday in order to begin contract negotiations with the Italian club.

Rumors have stated that if contract negotiations go forward, Lille has accepted a sum figure of $112 million for transfer of the two players, paying $77 million for Osimhen and $35 million for Gabriel.

Osimhen would be the crown jewel of the deal, a 21-year-old Nigeria international striker who scored 18 goals across all competitions for the Champions League side in the 2019-20 season.

Gabriel, a Brazilian center-back who is only 22 years old, established himself as an undisputed starter and a key piece for Lille this season, who finished fourth in the French top flight this year.

The two players would be expected to play a key role for Napoli’s push for Champions League football, a Serie A title, and a Europa League title in the 2019-20 season along with players such as Lorenzo Insigne and Kalidou Koulibaly.

If the Italian club can provide their two new young potential additions with a sufficiently attractive contract, it appears that they will be on their way to Napoli sooner rather than later.