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Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen was a subject of interest from some Premier League teams as reported in the media. The two names mentioned in line with the new Didier Drogba during the final days of the recently concluded January transfer window were Arsenal and Newcastle United. The Napoli attacker has always been compared with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba and Premier League teams including the Magpies were keen to sign him last month, but they were not successful. The interest of Newcastle United in the Super Eagles of Nigeria star was confirmed by Italian journalist Fabio Santini in a chat with 7 Gold shortly after the transfer window ended earlier this week.

According to the quotes from the journalist as revealed by Calcio Napoli 1926, Osimhen was wanted by the Magpies. In addition to confirming the interest of Newcastle United in the player, Santini said that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wanted nothing less than €100m (£83m) for the former VFL Wolfsburg and Lille attacking talent who has similarities with Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba.
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