Liverpool should be monitoring the progress of Napoli defender Kim Min-Jae with a view to a move next summer. As per Il Mattino, the centre-back will have a release clause of £44m come into effect from July 2023. Given his performances since arriving in Naples in the summer, this should pique Liverpool’s interest. The South Korean has been nothing short of a revelation in Serie A. Joining from Fenerbahce as Kalidou Koulibaly’s nominal replacement, Kim had some big old boots to fill.
According to a report by 90 min, Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz is a wanted man in the ongoing transfer window, with two of the biggest clubs in Europe prepared to fight for his signature. Both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are showing interest in the 26-year-old and could make a summer move for him, with PSG ready to shell out €25 million for him. Fabian Ruiz has been with Napoli since joining them from Real Betis in the 2018 summer transfer window. The Spaniard has been a regular for the Partenopei all these years, totalling 125 matches for them, in which he has scored 18 times and assisted 15 goals.
Italian Serie A heavyweights Napoli are reportedly facing competition from Spanish La Liga for Udinese star Gerard Deulofeu. The Spanish international winger is attracting the interest of Napoli and other teams this summer with the player set to leave Udinese this summer. The report from Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo stated that two La Liga teams are also keen on signing Deulofeu from Udinese. Real Sociedad and Villarreal are the two Spanish La Liga teams interested in signing Deulofeu from Udinese.
North London giants Arsenal have reportedly been scouting Napoli striker Victor Osimhen extensively as they bid to add more attacking reinforcements to the first team. CBS Sports reported the Arsenal interest in Napoli hitman Osimhen and that they have added him to their five-man transfer wishlist.
Fiorentina will take on Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-finals for a place in the final of the competition this season after they saw off hosts Atalantain a five-goal thriller during their quarterfinal tie in Bergamo on Thursday night. Serbian international striker DusanVlahovicof Juventus will have to chance to immediately face his former team Fiorentinatwice apart from their league meeting later this season. Fiorentina and Juventus are due to face each other in the league for the second and last time this season on the final day. For Coppa Italia, the first leg between the two teams is at ArtemioFranchi Stadium in Florence on March 2, while the second leg is at the Allianz Arena in Turin on April 21.
Italian top flight leaders Napoli are said to be on the trail of two talents from the German Bundesliga. According to II Correiredello Sport (CdS), Napoli want to sign Borussia Moenchengladbach star Florian Neuhaus and Augsburg central defender Felix Uduokhai.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to strengthen his first team squad despite the excellent start to the new season. The team from Naples is sitting at the top of the table ahead of title rivals AC Milan on goal difference. Both Napoli and Milan have 32 points each after 13 league games. Defending champions Inter Milan are not far from the top two teams with 28 points from their first 13 games. The aforementioned trio are seen as the only ones with genuine title credentials in the Italian Serie A this season.
Italian Serie A outfit Napoli have become the latest club to join the race in the quest to sign France international attacking midfielder Houssem Aouar from Lyon, according to multiple reports from various sources. The French midfielder is under the radar of some of Europe's big clubs and has earned the recognition he is currently getting after the scintillating series of performances he had for the French club last season. Arsenal were said to be the frontrunners for the midfielder's signature but it looks like they have fallen out of line to seal his transfer and now other clubs are beginning to go ahead of the Gunners in the queue.
Leicester City have beaten Napoli to the signing of Ryan Bertrand, and the left-back is set to sign a two-year deal with the Foxes in the coming days. The former England international star was a free agent after leaving Southampton at the end of last season as both him and the South Coast club failed to reach an agreement over the extension of his contract. Bertrand left Southampton as one of their best players and continued to build his reputation as one of the best left-backs in the league but he was believed to be demanding too much at the St Mary's and he will now start next season at the King Power Stadium after deciding against moving to the Stadio Olimpico.
TottenhamHotspur winger Erik Lamela is attracting serious interest from one of the biggest clubs in Italy according to the latest reports in the media. Napoli are one of the biggest clubs in Italy and they are said to be interested in the Argentine national team player.
The specific report from Corrieredello Sport claimed that Napoli see Lamela as the replacement for star forward Lorenzo Insigne if the Italian international leaves the club this summer. The long-term future of Insigne at Napoli is in serious doubts with the winger yet to sign a new deal at the club. Insigne has a contract at Napoli that runs out next summer meaning that he has one year left on his contract.
Napoli have a big decision to make on the player on whether to sell him this summer or risk losing him for free next summer if he does not pen a new deal.