Napoli need to bring in some money during the current window, having spent €180m between January and July. The Serie A club must balance the books and several players are available for transfer.
One of those is Arkadiusz Milik, who won’t consider renewing with the club. With a contract expiring in June 2021, Napoli are under serious pressure to sell, and their chairman, Aurelio De Laurentiis doesn’t like the ‘attitude’ shown by Milik towards renewal attempts.
Gazzetta dello Sport explain that should he not be sold, and instead look to see his contract out, then Milik will be ‘on the margins of the first team’ next season.
Fortunately there’s interest, with Juventus and Tottenham named as potential destinations. With regards to the Turin club there’s now uncertainty after they terminated Maurizio Sarri’s tenure and replaced him with Andrea Pirlo.
Spurs are ‘ready to invest’ in Milik, but they don’t want to meet the €40m asking price. Jose Mourinho needs another senior striker in his squad, yet €40m is a little high for a player who would be secondary to Harry Kane unless the system is changed.
Tottenham should be able to get a discount, given Napoli’s need for money, and Gazzetta say the price could be reduced by ‘at least €10m’.
That would make the signing much more attractive.