Napoli are making plans in case Piotr Zielinski departs. Lazio and especially Al-Ahli are pursuing the Pole, who rejected an extension offer and is likely on his way out. The Partenopei are earmarking potential replacements.
On top of Lazar Samardzic, who has been on their radar for quite some time, the Azzurri opened talks with Daichi Kamada, Corriere dello Sport informs. He was left at the altar by Milan. The parties have had some conversations. However, the Japanese would like to keep ahold of his image rights, something president Aurelio De Laurentiis is adamant about controlling.
Napoli also have Giovanni Lo Celso in their sights, Il Mattino reports. They could try to lure him from Tottenham with the same formula they used for Tanguy Ndombélé, a loan with option to buy. It remains to be seen whether the Spurs will agree to that since they didn’t redeem their other midfielder.
The Argentine is unlikely to stay in London after spending the past 18 months on loan to Villarreal. He registered 3 goals and 4 assists in 51 appearances in his latest spell in La Liga.
Our Take on Napoli, Kamada, and Lo Celso
The Saudi deals move quickly, surely much faster than Lazio’s purchases, so a resolution could arrive soon. The Partenopei can afford to target a high-upside prospect that may need time, like Samardzic, since they already have Elijf Elmas ready to take over.
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