Napoli Searching For Midfielders in the Serie A Market

While Napoli are on the verge of dropping out of the title race, they have almost clinched the Champions League qualification, which will give them decent ammunition in the transfer market. They will have to make multiple moves in the summer. Lorenzo Insigne will depart, and they have numerous players on short-term contracts.

The deals of David Ospina, Faouzi Ghoulam, Kevin Malcuit and Dries Mertens run out in June, Fabian Ruiz and Kalidou Koulibaly’s ones in 2023. They are negotiating only with the Belgian attacker and the Senegalese defender. They are in advanced talks to sign Khvicha Kvaratskhelia from Dinamo Batumi and Mathias Olivera from Getafe. However, they will not stop there, Corriere dello Sport informs.

In particular, Napoli will try to bring in some quality in the midfield in the next transfer market session. They might cash in on Ruiz, who has suitors in Spain. Piotr Zielinski could face the same faith if the does not turn it around in the remaining fixtures.

The Partenopei are monitoring multiple Serie A options to compensate for the possible departures. They are keeping tabs on Antonin Barak. He is having a career year despite dealing with a few injuries. They have a tight relationship with Verona, and €15-20M could be enough to acquire him. Instead, Sassuolo’s Hamed Traorè would be significantly more expensive.

The Azzurri are also keen on Nedim Bajrami and Kristjan Asllani. Empoli owner Fabrizio Corsi hinted over the weekend that they would not keep players that wish to leave. The price tag of the Albanian attacker is not too high either. However, a few sides are pursuing him and his younger teammate.