Napoli Plotting to Go After Juventus and Roma Stars

Napoli are already starting to plan their next moves as they are on the verge of hiring Antonio Conte, who holds Federico Chiesa in high regard. The Juventus winger needs to agree to a new contract to stay put in Turin, Alfredo Pedullà informs.

The fit between the Azzurri star and Thiago Motta will need some work. The prospective next Bianconeri gaffer likes players who contribute in both phases.

Instead, Conte considers Chiesa by far the best Italian winger and, as he did when he was at Inter, he’ll do what he can to bring him to Napoli. The Nerazzurri had a shot before he headed to the Old Lady, but Fiorentina rebuffed them. He lauded the forward in the past.

“He’s among the best in Serie A and was fortunate to have a father who conveyed healthy values and principles. He’ll go places.”

The 26-year-old will be on the coach’s shortlist once he gets the job. Romelu Lukaku will be on it as well. The Azzurri will need a new striker if Victor Osimhen departs as rumored.

Our Take on Napoli and Chiesa

Despite the situation, Juventus are still somewhat in control. Even if he left, it’s far from certain he’d accept to stay in Italy and go to a non-Champions League team. The interesting tidbit is that this suggests Conte will go back to his 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 roots and not use the schemes he has been leaning on in the last few years if he’s eyeing wingers.

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