Monday June 18 2018
Agent: ‘Hysaj rejected Juventus’

Elseid Hysaj’s agent assures the defender told him “it’s not my priority to leave Napoli”, and reveals he turned down Juventus last summer.

The Albanian international has been linked with Chelsea this summer, but even if former Coach Maurizio Sarri goes to Stamford Bridge it appears the full-back will stay.

“Before leaving for his holidays he was clear: ‘it’s not my priority to leave Napoli’,” Mario Giuffredi explained to Il Mattino.

“He has a €50m release clause [valid only for foreign clubs] which expires on July 5, and many clubs ask me how he’s getting on with the Azzurri.

“I respond to them all that we see him in the Azzurri shirt again next season, even if you know the vagaries of the transfer market are endless.

“There’s a great relationship with Sarri, but he doesn’t have itchy feet and he’s happy here. A year ago he told me to ignore offers from Juventus because he wanted to win the Scudetto here.”