Saturday July 6 2013
Napoli fight Fiorentina for Gomez

Napoli risk upsetting Fiorentina by spending some of the Edinson Cavani-PSG cash on Bayern Munich’s Mario Gomez.

The Partenopei need a replacement for Cavani after PSG reportedly agreed to pay the €63m buy-out clause on his contract.

Their first port of call had been Fiorentina, but Stevan Jovetic point-blank turned down the opportunity for talks, as he is still waiting for Juventus.

Napoli therefore changed their objective to Bayern Munich striker Gomez – who had been on the verge of joining Fiorentina.

The German international is available for €20m, but the Viola are unable to make a move until Jovetic’s future is decided.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli intend to intercept the negotiations with an immediate offer.

The other options for the San Paolo side are Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko and Leandro Damiao of Internacional.

There are reports in the English media today that Damiao is on the verge of joining Southampton for £18m.