Friday January 4 2013
Armero close to Napoli, say Udinese

Udinese have confirmed that Napoli are in advanced discussions to sign Pablo Armero this month.

“The deal is pretty well defined,” Udinese President Franco Soldati told Radio Kiss Kiss. “There are just a few details to iron out before it can be made official.

“Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon is in Udine to sort a few things out with the player’s agent.

“Pablo would do well to change scenery. He’s been on the edge of the side in recent weeks and he hasn’t shined so far this season.

“He’ll be able to express himself better in Naples and he’ll be able to give a lot to the Azzurri cause.”

Armero, a 26-year-old left-sided player, will replace Andrea Dossena in the Napoli squad as the latter is set to join Palermo.

The Colombian international, 10 Serie A appearances so far this season, was signed by the Stadio Friuli outfit in 2010 from Palmeiras.