Napoli hope Osimhen returns for Ajax clash

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Napoli are confident that Victor Osimhen will return to face Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The Nigeria international striker has been out of action since suffering a femoral bicep strain during the 4-1 win over Liverpool on September 7.

He missed the Partenopei’s Serie A encounter with Torino, but DAZN report from sources within the Partenopei camp that Osimhen is recovering well.

They are even feeling confident he could be back for the Champions League trip to the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday.

Napoli are top of their Champions League group on six points, followed by Liverpool and Ajax on three apiece.

Osimhen has been able to contribute two goals and one assist in his six competitive appearances before the injury this season.

Meanwhile, coach Luciano Spalletti spoke to DAZN and commented on the break for international duty.

“We have to get used to these situations with players who arrive at the last minute, it’s something all the big clubs need to do.

“The important thing is that nobody gets hurt. We had nobody injured and we were lucky.”

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