Napoli Zigging While Other Serie A Heavyweights Are Zagging

Differently from Juventus and Inter, Napoli are not planning any major investments in January. They will at most add a left-back on loan. They do not envision a seismic shift in their strategy next summer either, Il Mattino reports.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis intends to keep the books in order. He considers the recent deals of the competitors to be rather reckless for this day and age. Napoli will look to remain competitive without splurging in the next few windows.

The critical points of the philosophy of the chairman are to reduce the wages-bill and not pay big commissions to agents. The chairman believes the discipline will allow Napoli to hold onto their stars in the future. In that regard, Newcastle has expressed interest in Victor Osimhen after striking out for Duvan Zapata and Dusan Vlahovic. While a €70M offer could be tempting, his departure is hard to imagine, Corriere del Mezzogiorno informs.

On top of Lorenzo Insigne, the Partenopei will probably let go of their other players on expiring contracts. That includes starting goalkeeper David Ospina, Faouzi Ghoulam, and Dries Mertens. Despite voicing his desire to stay, the Belgian striker would have to accept a steep pay cut to re-up with Napoli. They will save €32M thanks to those decisions.

The Algerian left-back might leave in January already. Lazio are tracking him to fill a hole at the position for cheap. On the other hand, the Azzurri might not okay the move without a replacement. Getafe have continued to impede their chase of Mathias Olivera.