Udinese Exec Tempers Napoli Buzz on Beto and Samardzic

Napoli reportedly came out in the open for Norbert Beto with a large offer, but it was rebuffed by Udinese. The Partenopei tendered €25M, but the Friulani asked for €10M more according to Sky. On the other hand, director Pierpaolo Marino downplayed the rumors to DAZN before the Lazio game.

“I haven’t seen any hefty bid. He has a release clause, so there’s not much to discuss. He’s a key player and has a lot of room for improvement. We’ll keep him as long as we can; otherwise, we’ll negotiate with whoever wants him.”

On top of Beto, Napoli expressed interest in Lazar Samardzic, who’s in high demand.

“This saga started a year ago. He has incredible upside and needs to make further steps with us. Then, if somebody wants to do some business, he’ll have to meet the price tag we will set.”

Marino also dished on Roberto Pereyra, who might leave on a free.

“We are constantly in touch since he’s been part of the Pozzo family for over ten years. He has reached an age when you have to think about some situations, and we’ll do it together. In any case, his exit won’t be traumatic.”

The Uruguayan veteran is reportedly on Inter’s radar for a Bosman transfer.

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