Saturday March 5 2011
Matavz to sign for Napoli 'next week'

Napoli are on the verge of signing Tim Matavz “next week,” according to his agent, despite an offer from Olympique Lyonnais.

The 1.88m tall Slovenian striker currently plays for Groningen in Holland and had previously announced a deal to join Napoli on a free transfer in the summer.

It was reported this weekend that Lyon had intercepted talks with a new offer to bring the 22-year-old to Ligue 1.

“It's not true,” agent Nusret Jashari told

“I want to reassure the Napoli directors that everything has always been fine for Tim's transfer, even if nothing is official yet.

“Matavz should put pen to paper on a Napoli contract next week.”