Gerard Deulofeu could be the next player to leave Watford after Abdoulaye Doucouré this summer, after the French midfielder completed a move to Everton on Tuesday.
The English club appointed Cristiano Giaretta as their new sporting director at the end of the last month. Earlier today, Giaretta spoke to CalcioNapoli24, and stressed there will be changes at the club after the Hornets were relegated to the Championship.
The Italian also said his side will only allow Deulofeu leave through an outright sale, and confirmed Napoli are one of the clubs interested in the forward.
Tuttosport reported good relationship between Watford owner Gino Pozzo and Napoli chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis could help the Serie A side sign the Spaniard.
Albert Botines, the agent of the former Barcelona forward has now admitted his client could join the Naples club.
“Napoli is a possibility for Deulofeu, yes. He would love to go back to Italy and wear the blue jersey,” Botines told Calciomercato.it.
The forward spent a short spell on loan at AC Milan in 2017. The outlet also adds ‘the temporary sale is a viable path’, suggesting Gennaro Gattuso’s could look at signing Deulofeu on a loan deal.