Transfer Talk: All the latest Osimhen news in bite-sized chunks
Victor Osimhen's future was a major talking point throughout the summer transfer window.
The Nigerian striker enjoyed a magnificent 2022-23 season at Napoli, with his 26 goals and impressive all-round play helping fire the Partenopei to their first Serie A title since 1990.
Interest in the 24-year-old remains high — with numerous Premier League and Saudi Pro League clubs planning to try and acquire his coveted signature in the future.
Keep refreshing this page for all the latest Osimhen transfer news and rumours in bite-sized chunks.
September 9: Deadline set
Napoli have set a deadline for Osimhen's contract renewal to be completed by.
According to Calciomercato, per Football Italia, the Partenopei want the Nigerian's new deal signed by the end of the year, to avoid any potential drama in the January transfer window.
Osimhen has reportedly agreed on an upgraded salary but there is no common ground on the value of the release clause.
September 5: New price tag
Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis has set a whopping £426.5million price tag for Osimhen after rejecting a package worth £170m from Saudi side Al-Hilal this summer.
According to L'Equipe, per Get Football News France, De Laurentiis sent the following email to Al-Hilal's representatives: "Your bid can only buy one of Osimhen's feet.
"For next year, I expect you'll be able to table €500m and maybe we'll entertain your offer, but I say again, maybe."
August 29: Arsenal make contact
Arsenal have reportedly enquired about Osimhen's availability with a view to making a move for the centre forward next summer.
According to Football Transfers, Gunners sporting director Edu has contacted the Serie A champions after receiving encouragement from the Nigerian marksman's agent, Roberto Calenda.
Osimhen's current deal in Naples expires in 2025 and it is now believed that he does not want to sign an extension.
August 24: Real no-go
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti claims he never thought about signing Osimhen this summer, even after Karim Benzema's move to Al-Ittihad.
When asked about the Serie A champions and their star centre forward, the Italian said: "The generational change that they did was very strong. They signed great players and have one of the best forwards in Europe, Osimhen.
"[Real Madrid and I] never thought about signing the Nigerian. Within the club we think the arrival of Jude Bellingham covers the absence of Benzema, without creating too many parallels."
August 22: Keeping Napoli waiting
Osimhen's comments after Napoli's 3-1 win at Frosinone on Serie A's opening weekend suggest a contract extension is not as close to being signed as previously touted.
"For now, I am a Napoli player which is the most important thing. I will give my heart and soul to this team as I've always done in the past. We'll see what happens."