Arsenal still have interest in Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen ahead of this summer’s transfer window with report emerging that the club’s director has had a meeting the representatives of the Nigerian.

Speaking exclusively to CaughtOffside for his Daily Briefing column, Charles Watts explained that the Gunners have previously admired Osimhen, while the Nigeria international’s representatives have even had a meeting with Edu.

Arsenal fans will no doubt be excited at the prospect of their club signing a big name like Osimhen, and the 25-year-old will surely have plenty of other suitors this summer as well after his fine form in Serie A in recent times.

Still, Watts does acknowledge that Osimhen’s price tag might prove to be an issue for Arsenal, who may also have other plans for this summer, such as further signings in midfield.

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Discussing the Osimhen situation, Watts said: “It’s no great secret that Arsenal want to sign a striker this summer. When the window opens it will be the priority, along with a midfielder and potentially another wide attacker.

 “It will be interesting to see whether they move for Victor Osimhen. He, like Toney, is a player they like and I know that his representatives have visited Arsenal’s training ground for talks with Edu.

 “Those talks took place in the summer when Arsenal eventually signed Gabriel Jesus. Jesus was always the priority that year, but Osimhen was definitely a player the club viewed as a serious alternative.

 “That interest will remain, but the Nigerian could prove to be too costly an option in a summer given Arsenal want to spread their budget around as they look to take the squad to the next level,” Watts said.