Veteran Defender Set for U-Turn About His Napoli Future

Giovanni Di Lorenzo could change his Napoli and stay at Napoli after all even though his agent Mario Giuffredi relayed his intention to leave this summer due to some issues with the club and the fan base stemming from last season, Corriere dello Sport informs (via OneFootball).

The fullback talked over the phone with Aurelio De Laurentiis following his return to Germany. He’ll unplug for a few days, but the saga is unlikely to drag on for much longer. His representative is organizing a press conference for next Tuesday. He’ll announce his client’s decision. The latest hints allude to his permanence.

The Napoli president and Antonio Conte never provided an opening to the departure of Di Lorenzo despite his wishes. The two showered him with praise during the boss’ presentation. The coach publicly vetoed his exit.

The defender had a chat with his new gaffer as well but has to mend fences chiefly with the owner. Juventus quickly jumped on the opportunity, but, even if the Partenopei were willing to sell, their request would have been lofty for a 30-year-old. The prospect of a partial swap with Federico Chiesa was also floated at some point. The Bianconeri might not be willing to send the winger to their rivals without addressing one of their needs.

Di Lorenzo is under contract with Napoli until 2028 since he penned a long-term extension last summer. The Azzurri will significantly bolster their rearguard but haven’t been linked to many right-backs.

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