Osimhen is the first Nigerian to win the award after Super Eagles legend and now coach Vincent Enyeama picked up the prize in 2014.
However, he warns that whereas Gabriel - valued at €30m - is ready to accept their offer, Osimhen - valued at €70m - still needs convincing. Manager Gennaro Gattuso is also expected to meet with the pair.More news: Want to smell like outer space? There is a perfume for that
The Serie A side is now in the driving seat for the 21-year-old, who enjoyed a brilliant debut season at Lille.
Oliseh is convinced anyone of these top performers could have won the Marc-Vivien Foe Prize, but the 1994 AFCON victor is pleased that Osimhen was found worthy of it.
Osimhen has since rubbished the claim though he promised to update his fans if indeed he finally makes a switch away from Lille.More news: Manchester United's Mason Greenwood a 'special talent' - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Lille star beat the likes of Monaco's Islam Slimani and Moroccan Yunis Abdelhamid who plays for Reims. Vincent Enyeama picked up the prize in 2014, while Sofiane Boufal was the victor in 2016. Osimhen has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season and is also the leading goal scorer in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers with three goals.
Marc-Vivien is a legendary Camerounian footballer who died after being rushed to the hospital during a 2003 Confederations Cup final match against France.More news: Google starts rolling out its AirDrop-alternative ‘Nearby Sharing’ in beta