Napoli Preparing Extension for Juventus-Linked Exec

Juventus are eyeing director Cristiano Giuntoli to further overhaul their management after the recent scandals. But Napoli plan to hold onto their director, and he’s not eager to leave either. He’s under contract until 2024. He has begun discussing an extension with CEO Andrea Chiavelli, Il Mattino informs (via Tuttomercatoweb).

Rather than on the interest from the Bianconeri, the exec is focused on sketching out the transfer market plans. The swap of fullbacks with Sampdoria is progressing nicely. Bartosz Bereszynski and Alessandro Zanoli would both transfer on loan. Moreover, the Partenopei have set their sights on Sassuolo’s stars Davide Frattesi and Armand Laurienté for the summer.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Giuntoli was already a long shot for the Juventus job. He’s used to be in the apical position, while the Old Lady wants a pair to lead them. That’s the case also for Igli Tare, even though he’s in the mix because his contract with Lazio expires at the end of the season. However, the two high-profile candidates earn higher wages compared to what the Bianconeri usually pay.

Instead, Sassuolo’s Giovanni Rossi has decent chances considering his previous experience at the club and relationship with Massimiliano Allegri. Plus, they might target his current boss Giovanni Carnevali as CEO if Giuseppe Marotta is unattainable.

Our Take on Giuntoli and Juventus

It’s fair to go after the best options, but there’s no reason for him to leave Napoli. The future of the front office hinges on whether Federico Cherubini will survive the investigations. He could even emerge from the whole ordeal with a promotion. Otherwise, poaching the Sassuolo duo would reminisce what they did ten years ago with Marotta and Fabio Paratici, who were at Sampdoria.

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