Napoli’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is targeting a series of new football players to bolster the squad of the club’s current manager, Walter Mazzarri. The president is keen to transform Napoli during this transfer window, and is reportedly closing in on the signing of Traoré from Bournemouth.
Traoré is expected to journey back to Italy, to don the azure jersey of Napoli, after undergoing medical checks and endorsing the contract in the coming days.
The Italian club has also expressed strong interest in Verona’s Cyril Ngonge, whose significant role in Verona’s battle for survival has prompted a valuation of at least 12 million euros from the club’s president, Setti. Despite Napoli’s desire to broker a deal, Fiorentina’s looming interest could pose competition for the player’s signature.
According to ‘Il Corriere dello Sport’, Napoli are scouting out defensive reinforcements too, and have tabled an offer to Rennes for Theate. Perez of Udinese, former Bologna player, and Brassier also remain on Napoli’s radar. However, Napoli is set to face stiffened competition from Milan for Brassier.
In midfield, Napoli are said to be closely monitoring Koné, and have approached Fiorentina for Antonin Barak. However, the proposed loan move with an obligation to buy in the event of Champions League qualification has not warmed Fiorentina to the idea. There are also rumors and possibilities of Napoli securing Lazar Samardzic earlier than expected given the anticipated departure of Zielinski to Inter this summer.