Wednesday January 10 2018
Napoli: No Deulofeu or Verdi?

Napoli could pass up Gerard Deulofeu and Simone Verdi as Villarreal confirm “concrete and direct interest” from the Partenopei for Samu Castillejo.

Napoli were first linked with Castillejo last year, and Villarreal President Fernando Roig claims the Serie A table-toppers are still keen on the Spanish winger.

“Napoli’s interest has always been concrete and direct,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“The Azzurri have been following him for two years. We’ve not had any contact recently, but things can change at any moment in the market. Never say never.”

The 22-year-old joined the Yellow Submarine from La Liga rivals Malaga in 2015 and has made 18 appearances this season, scoring one goals and assisting four.