Despite a robust attempt, Napoli are on the verge of missing out on Radu Dragusin, and they have identified Nehuen Perez as a possible fallback, while they are tracking Manu Koné to bolster their midfield. Tottenham are in the homestretch of the negotiation after offering €25M plus €5M add-ons and the loan of Died Spence, Sky relays.
The Partenopei were already in talks with Udinese concerning Lazar Samardzic and inquired about the Argentine as well. He’s on the radar of a few big teams for the summer. The Bianconeri don’t seem inclined to let him go as they have had some issues in the back. It’d take a large offer to make them cave.
Napoli face similar challenges as for Perez in their chase of Koné. He is more likely to depart at the end of the season as well. Juventus and Atletico Madrid are keen on him. He was targeted by a pair of Premier League powerhouses last summer.
According to Calciomercato, the Partenopei asked Fiorentina for Antonin Barak. He’d like to play more ahead of the Euro and could be a better fit in their scheme. The Scudetto winners proposed a loan with an option to buy. The Viola want more guarantees about a permanent transfer.
Our Take on Napoli, Perez, and Koné
The former is solid but is a specialist of a three-man defense and might not have a high ceiling. If they really have a sizeable budget, they should use it only for top-tier talents.
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