Sunday August 2 2015
Napoli drop Vrsaljko for Sala

Sassuolo refuse to lower their €14m asking price for Sime Vrsaljko, so Napoli turn to Verona’s Jacopo Sala.

The Partenopei consider the Croatian wing-back to be ideal for their new system under Coach Maurizio Sarri.

Negotiations have been dragging on for weeks, but there remains a huge gap between offer and demand.

Sassuolo want €14m for Vrsaljko, while Napoli won’t raise their proposal above €10m.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, they are prepared to pull the plug and look elsewhere.

Napoli have kept Hellas Verona’s 23-year-old Sala on stand-by in case Vrsaljko fell through.

He is a considerably cheaper option at €2.5m and would help build a more Italian identity at the Stadio San Paolo.

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