According to Le 10 Sport, European giants Real Madrid and Manchester United are locked in a summer transfer battle to sign Nigeria international center forward Victor Osimhen.
It is claimed that United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is lining up a move for Osimhen as a replacement for Belgian hotshot Romelu Lukaku, who sealed a permanent transfer to Inter Milan last summer.
Real Madrid are in the market for a striker to replace the ageing Frenchman Karim Benzema, the French website has reported.
However, Spanish sports daily Marca, a trusted voice on Real Madrid, has identified five potential targets Los Blancos are interested in signing and Osimhen has not been named to the list of strikers.
Norwegian scoring sensation Erling Haaland is their primary target ahead of Kylian Mbpappe, Lautaro Martinez, Timo Werner and Neymar.
Under contract with Lille until June 2024, Osimhen has caught the eye this season with 18 goals across all competitions.