Napoli Tipped to Attempt to Pry Away Juventus Starlet

Next Napoli director Giovanni Manna contributed to the growth of Matias Soulé at Juventus in recent years, and the Partenopei plan to try to sign him outright. The Bianconeri have identified the Argentinian prodigy as one of their assets from which to profit.

Per Radio Kiss Kiss (via MSN), that might encourage the suitors, but it doesn’t mean that his price tag is cheap. The Old Lady asks for at least €40M for the winger. The Azzurri could offer Alessandro Zanoli in the deal, as Cristiano Giuntoli is a fan of the budding fullback. He hasn’t been great on loan at Salernitana.

While Napoli and Juventus could be in touch for Soulé, they are slated to battle on a few common targets. The Scudetto holders are keen on Riccardo Calafiori too, La Repubblica informs. Bologna want around €30M for the center-back.

The Felsinei are open to getting some makeweights in return but aim for a high valuation since they’ll have to give part of the income to Basel.

Our Take on Juventus, Napoli, and Soulé

The swap of directors sets the stage for a fascinating dynamic between the two rivals. The Bianconeri’s posture seems to be the same as in recent windows, meaning that everybody is potentially available but only at the right price. In the end, nobody too meaningful departed. The Partenopei invested in Cyril Ngonge in that role in January. Unless they plan to sell Matteo Politano, they don’t need another man. Calafiori would be great for both.

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