Wednesday January 11 2017
‘Yes, WBA made Gabbiadini bid’

An intermediary confirms West Brom made a bid for Manolo Gabbiadini, but Napoli are playing hardball.

It was reported earlier today that the Baggies had bid €20m plus €2m in bonuses for the forward, but an intermediary in the deal claims it was actually less.

“It was almost done with Everton in the summer, then things turned around,” Giuseppe Cannella told Radio Crc.

“I can confirm that West Bromwich Albion have made a move in recent hours, the ball is in Napoli’s court but the price isn’t what it was in the summer, even for the English, who want to spend less and see it as between €16m and €18m.

“I think that’s the right valuation because these aren’t top-level clubs, and January is always a repair market.

“For now though Napoli are playing hardball.

“Could he stay? Anything could happen, but in my opinion that would be a mistake.”

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