Saturday December 21 2019
Politano-Llorente swap talks

Inter and Napoli are in negotiations to swap Fernando Llorente with Matteo Politano for six months, claim Sky Sport Italia.

The Nerazzurri have a huge squad crisis for today’s Serie A match with Genoa, but Antonio Conte preferred to give 17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito his first start rather than field Politano.

It seems as if the former Sassuolo winger has fallen a long way down the pecking order and could move on in January.

Fiorentina were the favourites, but Sky Sport Italia claim this evening that the 26-year-old is wanted by Napoli in a potential exchange of six-month loans.

Politano fits the 4-3-3 formation, having played it for years at Sassuolo, while Fernando Llorente is struggling for playing time at the Stadio San Paolo.

Conte sees Llorente as a suitable alternative to Romelu Lukaku, a tall centre-forward whose characteristics are otherwise lacking in the rest of the squad.

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