Wednesday August 17 2016
Napoli v Chelsea for Thiago Maia

Napoli are ready to offer €30m for Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, but Chelsea could match the €40m asking price.

Sky Sport Italia pundit Gianluca Di Marzio claims both clubs are pushing hard for the talented 19-year-old.

The central midfielder already has two caps for Brazil at Under-23 level and four for the Under-20 side.

Santos have set a huge €40m asking price on to Thiago Maia and so far Napoli are prepared to pay as much as €30m.

However, Chelsea are also interested and €40m would not be a problem for Antonio Conte’s club.