Napoli Suspect Juventus Behind Contract Saga with Star

Fabian Ruiz has declined the extension offered by Napoli, casting major doubts on his future at the club. He has just one more year on his contract. President Aurelio De Laurentiis stated he expected an answer from his agents within a couple of weeks at the beginning of June.

The parties remain distant on his wages and the release clause, Sky informs. The club will listen to the offers, but they must be congruous to his value. Unlike Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens, they wish not to lose him for nothing. They could take an extreme measure and freeze him out as they did with Arkadiusz Milik a couple of years ago, Il Mattino informs. The striker eventually joined Olympique Marseille in January that season.

As per TuttoSport and La Repubblica, Juventus are monitoring the talks between Fabian Ruiz and Napoli. They are waiting in the wings, either with a low bid or to try signing him on a free next year. The midfielder has some suitors in La Liga, but has not received an actual proposal yet. Real Madrid already acquired Aurelie Tchouameni in the midfield. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are keener on Valencia’s Carlos Soler, Tuttomercatoweb relays.

Our Take on Fabian Ruiz and Napoli

The Azzurri have waited too long to sort out their extensions and have another mess on their hands. The Spaniard would be a pretty good addition to the Bianconeri midfield. However, considering the bad blood between the two sides, it could probably happen only on a Bosman transfer.