In an incredible moment of drama, Napoli failed to deposit Roberto Soriano’s contract in time, so he stays at Sampdoria.
The deal had been done for €13.5m plus Juan Camilo Zuniga.
However, the extremely complex contract was not deposited with the Lega Serie A in time.
They missed the deadline at 23.00 local time (22.00 UK, 21.00 GMT).
Soriano will therefore remain at Sampdoria at least until January.
It’s believed the delays were down to image rights.
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