Juventus director Fabio Paratici believes Napoli are “an example of how quickly people forget” success, while Emre Can and Mattia De Sciglio could leave.
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As Inter and Lazio were held to 1-1 draws today, Juve have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table to six points.
“It is always a tough trip to Napoli, so we weren’t watching the other games, but we did check the results, of course,” Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.
On the other hand, Napoli are mid-table and struggling even to get back into the race for European spots.
“Napoli have set a great example in recent years for their finances and sporting results, but now are the perfect example of how quickly people forget in this world.
“They had a difficult moment, it can happen to anyone, but you cannot take anything for granted in football. They were second four or five years in a row, consistently in the Champions League, that is wonderful. Just as people take eight consecutive Serie A titles for granted, whereas it is extraordinary. People forget quickly.”
Paratici was asked about what transfers are planned for the final days of the January window and confirmed De Sciglio is discussing an exchange with Paris Saint-Germain full-back Layvin Kurzawa.
“There are opportunities on the market, clubs talk to each other. This De Sciglio-Kurzawa swap is a hypothesis, we’ll see over the next few days if it is possible.
“Emre Can is an important player, we’ll be happy if he remains, but if we find a solution that suits everyone concerned, then he can take that step.
“He has a lot of suitors all over Europe, seeing as he is one of the best midfielders on the continent, so that is only natural.”
There are also rumours that Federico Bernardeschi is targeted by Barcelona or even Milan in a potential exchange with Lucas Paqueta.
“As I said before, Juventus have a large squad full of quality, so it’s only normal that other clubs want our players. However, there are no negotiations around Bernardeschi, not with Barcelona and not with Milan.
“We hope Emre Can stays, if he does leave, then he will not be replaced.”
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