Napoli have turned to Genoa’s Sebastian De Maio because of Udinese’s high demands for Thomas Heurtaux, according to reports.
Tuttomercatoweb believe that the Zebrette have requested €8m for Heurtaux, a sum that is considered too high to pursue by Partenopei sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli.
De Maio is believed to have been targeted as the next objective for the Vesuviani, although Grifone Coach Gian Piero Gasperini is reluctant to see the centre-back go.
Napoli have been in the market for a new central defender this summer, but any remaining hopes of signing Torino’s Nikola Maksimovic were dealt a blow today when Granata President Urbano Cairo said ‘he’ll stay and that’s that’.
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