Despite starting 14 games this season under Carlo Ancelotti, Elseid Hysaj’s future at Napoli has been in doubt after the Albanian was benched for three of the last four games.
After only featuring in a 1-0 win over SPAL, the right-back’s agent voiced his displeasure at his client’s situation, and the stories surrounding a move to Chelsea reemerged.
Gazzetta dello Sport were the ones reporting the news on Wednesday, although they were quick to dismiss speculation a move to Stamford Bridge would take place in January, mostly due to Napoli’s asking price: his €50m release clause.
Fast forward another 24 hours, and the same newspaper give us another reason why Hysaj’s transfer won’t be happening, and it’s bad news for Chelsea altogether, at least until their next managerial change.
This means that, regardless of the defender’s contractual situation, the asking price for Chelsea will probably always be the release clause.
Just like Gonzalo Higuain’s price was always €90m for Juventus.