Earlier today, we covered claims from Italy saying Chelsea are in talks to sign Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj.
The Italian outlet came up with an exclusive story claiming the Blues are planning to get the player in the January window and leave him at Napoli, on loan, until June, when they would sell Davide Zappacosta and replace him with Hysaj.
The story seems to be a big thing in Italy on Wednesday, because in the morning, Hysaj’s agent Mario Giuffredi has also spoken to Radio Kiss Kiss (via CalcioNapoli24) about the rumour.
Interestingly, the representative did not only comment on the gossip, but also took a chance to have a go at the local press. He clearly wasn’t happy, and if his words seem a bit of a mash-up, that’s because it’s how he gave them.
“Let’s see maybe, the poor players have the market, because they don’t think he’s from Naples, maybe they can go, it means that he’s not so bad, the players have a soul and they’re human and therefore they are affected by these judgments.
“We do not care about what others say, we listen to the opinion of the club. A small part missing from Naples is journalism that doesn’t help the team. It doesn’t seem to me that the local press in Turin behaves like in Naples towards the team. Of course I don’t dismiss everyone because there are also good journalists.”
That is, Giuffredi didn’t have a single word to add to the Chelsea rumours, but has made it clear that he’s not happy with the local press in Naples.