Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso is said to be desperate to get Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen that he is ready to take a pay cut to fund the transfer.

After meeting with Osimhen in Naples, Napoli are currently locked in talks with both Lille and the player.

To get the 21-year-old player, Napoli would have to cough out €81m and also double the salary of the striker.

According to L’Equipe, Gatusso is ready to take a pay cut to ensure that Napoli have enough money for the deal.

Gennaro Gattuso is desperate to have Osimhen at Napoli
Gennaro Gattuso is desperate to have Osimhen at Napoli
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After meeting with the Gatusso and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis, Osimhen is said to be close to signing for the Serie A club despite reports that he was not keen on the move.

According to the reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the striker has agreed on personal terms for a five-year deal.

Osimhen is on the cusp of a big-money move after his impressive debut season at Lille where he scored 18 goals in 31 games of all competitions.