Tuesday January 22 2019
Napoli €30m or nothing for Fornals

Napoli are interested in Pablo Fornals, but despite Spanish reports, Italian sources insist there will be no discount from the €30m Villarreal release clause.

The story emerged in Mundo Deportivo this evening, suggesting Napoli had agreed a deal for €25m plus bonuses, just under the €30m release clause in his contract.

However, AS, Sportitalia and CalcioNapoli24, among others, felt they had jumped the gun a little, as there is simply a strong interest in the midfielder.

Villarreal are not prepared to negotiate, so will only release Fornals if Napoli play the full €30m clause.

It is still entirely possible the Partenopei will do that, having realised the bargain they got with Fabian Ruiz for €30m from Real Betis.

If anything, the news of strong Napoli interest should push Arsenal into action, as they have been heavily linked with Fornals.

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