Juventus Rumored to Be Trying to Poach Napoli Director

Juventus might not be done overhauling their front office and could bring in a veteran director. The Bianconeri did not properly substitute Fabio Paratici last summer. They simply elevated his right-hand man Federico Cherubini. They have expressed interest in Cristiano Giuntoli, Calciomercato.com reports. The move could trigger a proper domino across Serie A.

The executive has been at Napoli since 2015 and is under contract until 2024. His relationship with president Aurelio De Laurentiis has soured a little. He might leave the Partenopei even if he did not join the Old Lady, the site adds. Giuntoli spent five seasons at Carpi, leading them to four promotions, before being hired by the Azzurri.

Juventus were reportedly after Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali for the position in the summer. However, they did not manage to appoint him. They see the Napoli exec as a strong fit considering his experience in a top team. Cherubini could stay put but in a different role. The Bianconeri tweaked their brass earlier in the year by picking former board member Maurizio Arrivabene as their new CEO.

Napoli are aware of the possibility of losing their director to Juventus. They started to field calls for potential replacements. They reached out to Walter Sabatini, who parted way with Bologna in September and recently turned down the Genoa job. He previously had apical roles at Roma and Inter. The Partenopei are also eyeing Atalanta’s official Giovanni Sartori. La Dea is in advanced talks to add Leicester’s head scout Lee Congerton, Tuttosport informs.