Faouzi Ghoulam could leave Napoli as a free agent, claim reports in Italy, because Wolverhampton Wanderers won’t pay his salary and transfer fee.
The full-back earns €3.5m per season at the Stadio San Paolo, but has barely played for two years due to a series of knee injuries.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, selling Ghoulam would cost in the region of €10m.
Wolves remain the favourites, although they too are baulking at the idea of paying both that fee and his salary.
The Gazzetta suggests a potential way out would be for Napoli to terminate Ghoulam’s contract early by mutual consent, thus allowing him to leave as a free agent and negotiate his own terms.
It would mean not having the same fee, but freeing themselves of his wages.