Napoli Advancing Steadily for Bournemouth Outcast

Napoli want multiple midfielders and are in talks to onboard Hamed Traoré and Orel Mangala. The delays in the negotiation with Lazar Samardzic prompted them to seek other options. The prospective new signings aren’t mutually exclusive, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

That’s especially the case for the former Sassuolo star. Bournemouth are open to shipping him off in an initial loan, which would limit the immediate investment. He recently healed after contracting malaria.

Traoré is seen as an ideal replacement for Elijf Elmas by the Napoli hierarchy, as the two can basically play in the same positions, while Mangala is more similar to Frank Anguissa, who’s away for AFCON.

The Nottingham Forest’s president revealed to have received inquiries from the Partenopei and Juventus. The Belgian has featured 45 times in the Premier League in the last 2 campaigns. He joined in a €13M move from Stuttgart in July 2022. The midfielder has 12 caps with his national team.

Our Take on Napoli, Traoré, and Mangala

The former would need some time to become a proper offensive-minded box-to-box. Still, he can be a spark plug and deputize Khvicha Kvaratskhelia or play as a no.10 if they ever tweak their scheme. He’s an easy fit in multiple teams, especially if obtainable with an advantageous formula. They’ll have to act more quickly than usual to maintain their lead. Instead, the longer they wait to sign a muscular player to substitute for Anguissa, the lesser the need.

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