Monday March 26 2018
Diawara agent: ‘No Spurs talks’

Amadou Diawara’s agent refutes Tottenham links - “I don’t know who’s putting out destabilising rumours at such a delicate moment in Napoli’s season”.

The Corriere dello Sport claimed yesterday that the Partenopei’s pursuit of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira would see the 20-year-old move to England, with the fee rumoured to be around €25m.

“I don’t know who’s putting out such destabilising rumours at such a delicate moment in Napoli’s season,” Daniele Piraino fumed, speaking to RAI Sport.

“I don’t know who’d be interested in doing that.

“The release clause? It doesn’t exist, not for Italy nor for foreign countries. It hasn’t been looked at and there’s no negotiation with Tottenham, with English teams or any team in Europe.

“Diawara is very happy at Napoli, he has three years on his contract and he’s focused.

“He’s very happy with the city, with the fans, with the environment and indeed everything, he’s totally focused on Napoli and the fight for the Scudetto, he hopes to find space in the final sprint.

“Torreira? It’s more of a problem for [Coach Maurizio] Sarri, he’d have an alternative and he’d have to choose between three midfielders to start, not just two.

“But it’s certainly not a problem for Amadou.”