Still no agreement between Napoli and Lorenzo Insigne on extra time and the Italian international is reportedly being tempted by a move to Inter or Manchester United next summer.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the icy front between Insigne and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is not thawing.
The captain’s time at the Diego Maradona Stadium could end if his contract expires as Napoli asked him to cut his salaries while the winger asked for a raise.
Insignes agent Vincenzo Pisacane met with De Laurentiis a few weeks ago but was unable to reach an agreement with the Azzurri patron.
De Laurentiis had refused to see Pisacane all summer and delegated the task to directors Cristiano Giuntoli and Andrea Chiavelli.
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The newspaper claims that the patron proposed a deal for Insigne worth 4.6 million euros, increasing the previous offer worth 3.5 million euros.
De Laurentiis tried to speed up to finish the operation before the end of the year in hopes of staying in the Scudetto bout for the remainder of the season without worrying about a captain being distracted.
But Insigne’s agent wasn’t convinced by the offer, and the report claims the winger asked for € 7m including bonuses to sign a new deal.
The president believes he made a great offer during a difficult time for the club and in the general economic downturn in Italian football, but there are several clubs interested in insignia and he could find an improved offer elsewhere.
Inter are reportedly interested in signing the Italian international on a free transfer, as CEO Beppe Marotta attempted earlier this summer.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Inter would be willing to pay him the requested salary but only if he arrives free of charge.
Manchester United is also named as a possible candidate and the report claims Insigne may be interested in an international experience, particularly in the Premier League.
Insigne have contributed two goals and three assists in the first seven games of this season and helped league leaders Napoli to seven wins in seven Serie A games.
– La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) October 12, 2021