Napoli enquire about Jovic

08 Mar 2020

The Azzurri could see drastic changes to their front line for next season. While Dries Mertens is one step away from renewing his contract that expires in June, José Maria Callejón and Arkadiusz Milik may wave goodbye to the Estadio San Paolo.

The former could leave on a free this summer (although his agent has said the club wants to extend his stay), while the latter has another year left on his contract. However, negotiations with Milik have not come to fruition and at the moment his exit this summer seems the most likely scenario.

With this in mind, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis wants a young and reliable center forward to replace him, with Luka Jovic high on the club’s agenda.

The Serie A outfit have a very good relationship with his agent, Fali Ramadani, who has four clients plying their trade at the Estadio San Paolo — Kalidou Koulibaly, Nikola Maksimovic, Diego Demme and Kévin Malcuit.

Jovic would look favourably on Napoli move

In the past months, Napoli have learned that Jovic would look favourably on a move to Southern Italy if he had to leave Madrid, be it temporarily or permanently. 

Madrid, on their part, would prefer not to part with Jovic after just one season. Los Blancos paid 60 million euros for the young striker last summer, though he has had very little prominence at the Bernabéu since making the switch from Eintracht Frankfurt.

In that sense, Madrid would undoubtedly consider a loan deal for the player. Though considering this is something Napoli would unlikely accept, they could also propose a transfer with an option to repurchase the Serbian striker at a later date.

But for now, everything will depend on the fate of Milik. If Napoli and the Polish striker finally come to a deal, they will not move for another forward.

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