Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has told Napoli fans that Victor Osimhen ‘is not in a position to play’ against Milan in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday evening. 

ADL was holidaying on the isle of Ischia, where he encountered a number of Napoli fans who asked for updates on the recovery of their side’s star striker.  

According to La Repubblica, De Laurentiis told a supporter: “Victor is not in a position to play, unfortunately. We hope to have him back for the return fixture at the Maradona on April 18.” 

Oshimen picked up an injury to his left adductor while representing Nigeria on international duty during the recent break of domestic action in March. 

Napoli and Osimhen had previously been targeting Wednesday night’s Champions League game against the Rossoneri as a potential date for the Serie A top scorer to return to action. 

However, it now seems as though Luciano Spaletti will have to do without his talismanic centre-forward when the Partenopei travel to Milan this week. 

In the Nigerian’s absence, Giovanni Simeone deputised up front in the recent 4-0 loss to Milan in Serie A, whilst Giacomo Raspadori led the line in the most recent 2-1 win over Lecce on Friday. 

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