Chelsea Misfit Fallback Target for the Napoli Backline

Napoli are hard at work to find a new defender, and the latest addition to their wish list is Trevoh Chalobah. They have so far been rebuffed for their top targets Nehuen Perez and Lucas Martinez Quarta. Instead, Radu Dragusin moved to Tottenham.

According to Corriere dello Sport (via Tuttomercatoweb), the double deal with Udinese is going in the wrong direction. Lazar Samardzic notched his first start in a few matches on Sunday. His departure is no longer certain. The Friulani want a very sizeable bid to sell the center-back as well.

Napoli are examining their other options, including Chalobah, who has often been linked with a move to Serie A. Inter, Milan, and Roma mulled him in the past. His brother Nathaniel had a cup of coffee with the Azzurri in 2015.

The Scudetto champions are prioritizing a right-footed specialist. However, they could sign a lefty if they don’t find one they like at a reasonable price, Gianluca Di Marzio informs. They have shown interest in Arthur Theate and Lilian Brassier, who’s wanted by the Rossoneri too.

Our Take on Napoli and Chalobah

They could use a new man and an upgrade at the position, but the midfield is a bigger priority and should be addressed first. They aren’t in a comfortable enough situation to integrate somebody who hasn’t played in ages due to injury and isn’t familiar with Serie A. If he’s not too pricey, Theate would be a nice compromise between quality, age, and potential.

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