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Napoli may sell Osimhen next year

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Napoli are confident that Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and Kim Min-Jae will sign new contracts with the club before the end of the season, but are likely to sell Victor Osimhen in the summer of 2023, 90min understands.

Gli Azzurri have been one of the best teams in Europe so far this term, sitting eight points clear atop the Serie A table going into the World Cup break and securing a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Napoli’s rise has in part been down to the form of summer signings Kvaratskhelia, €10m from Dinamo Batumi, and Kim, €18m from Fenerbahce.

Sources have told 90min that Napoli are confident they will be able to fend off immediate transfer interest in the duo and get them to sign improved contracts at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Kvaratskhelia is in line to receive a huge pay rise, with 90min previously reporting that the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain had been watching his progress.

Kim’s current deal features a release clause of roughly €45m, which is set to be more than doubled with Napoli keen to keep Europe’s elite at bay. Manchester United and Tottenham are both interested in the South Korean international – Spurs have internally rued their failed pursuit of him back in 2020 – while Real Madrid have also been monitoring his development.

With Napoli hopeful of keeping Kvaratskhelia and Kim for at least one more full season, Osimhen is most likely to be sold next summer. 90min reported in October that he is one of Chelsea’s top striker targets.

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