Conte Eyes Lukaku Reunion at Napoli, Values Loanee

Napoli and Antonio Conte are on the homestretch of the negotiation that will see the manager return to Serie A. They have reached an agreement in principle on the wages and the length of the contract. They are discussing the ulterior aspects of it, such as image rights, bonuses, and exit clauses, Corriere della Sera informs.

One of the first demands by the manager will be to sign Romelu Lukaku to substitute for Victor Osimhen. The two outfits might orchestrate a swap. The Blues are keen on the Nigerian star but don’t seem willing to activate his €130M release clause. The 31-year-old tallied 21 goals and 4 assists in 47 matches with Roma this season.

Conte has already put together the staff that will follow him at Napoli. The manager will also ask the team to keep one of their own, Micheal Folorunsho, who has shined on loan at Hellas Verona, Tuttomercatoweb informed.

The versatile midfielder is drawing interest from Italy and abroad. His new status would have to be recognized by a new contract and wages. The negotiation will begin soon. His energy and physicality resemble Arturo Vidal’s.

Our Take on Napoli, Conte, and Lukaku

If they really went after the Belgian striker, it’d mean not only that Aurelio De Laurentiis is embracing the new gaffer fully, but also that they are willing to completely change course compared to the last few years to return to winning ways quickly. It’ll be a lot more expensive than what they are used to.

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