Monday July 29 2019
Napoli to meet Inter for Icardi?

Napoli will reportedly use today’s release of the Serie A fixtures to hold talks with Inter over a possible deal for Mauro Icardi.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli chiefs Aurelio De Laurentiis and Andrea Chiavelli will meet Inter general manager Beppe Marotta in Milan to initiate negotiations for Icardi.

It comes after weeks of flirtations between Partenopei sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and the striker’s agent-wife Wanda Nara.

The southerners are in need of attacking reinforcements after missing out on Nicolas Pepe and possibly James Rodriguez.

This is not the first time they would be in for the 26-year-old, having tried to sign him as Gonzalo Higuain’s replacement in 2016.

As per the newspaper, Napoli have the edge over Juventus as the Nerazzurri prefer to sell them Icardi rather than their arch-rivals.

The Beneamata are expected to come in at €80m, a fee De Laurentiis will not entertain, although he could offer a player in part-exchange.

Il Corriere does not believe it will be Arkadiusz Milik as the Pole ‘doesn’t intrigue’ Inter.

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