Tuesday February 20 2018
Milic imminent for Napoli

Napoli could clinch free agent Hrvoje Milic over the next 24 hours, claim reports, as a reinforcement for the defence.

It had already been suggested over the last few days that the club agreed personal terms with the Croatia international left-back.

There was then a delay, as it seemed increasingly likely an exit from the Europa League would render his arrival redundant.

However, according to Sportitalia, Napoli have now decided it’s important to bring Milic in as soon as possible so he can acclimatise to Maurizio Sarri’s complex tactics.

Curiously, the main reason Sarri wants a new left-back is so he can do his training ground exercises, as he currently only has three available full-backs.

A contract to June could be signed over the next 24 hours, without an option on an extension.

The Partenopei did not bring in a new left-back during the January transfer window because Faouzi Ghoulam was expected to make his comeback from a torn ACL this month.

However, the Algerian suffered a fractured kneecap in training and won’t return until mid-April.

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