Keylor Navas to the final sprint. The negotiation is increasingly entering the decisive phase: the negotiations of his agent with the Parisian club continued for a robust severance pay with steps forward compared to the first days. A first fundamental step to finalize the next one, the new two-year contract to be signed with Napoli to the figures that fall within the parameters of the blue club that will benefit from the growth decree to have an important saving on the gross figures. The discussion therefore goes on on several fronts towards the white smoke, however there is still work to be done to make ends meet and arrive at the conclusion of the deal. The situation continues to remain very hot, awaiting the last steps.
Contacts continued this week, the strategy has been outlined for some time and it is now the key moment to arrive at the definitive moves. Yesterday Navas resumed training with PSG, after two days of rest for a lumbar discomfort and not having been called up for the last Ligue One match against Lille. «Happy to be back, the post of him accompanying a photo while he performs in a dive at the resumption of training with PSG. And the Azzurri fans accompanied the post with comments: «Come to Naples», great enthusiasm for the experienced PSG goalkeeper, 35, who will play the World Cup in November in Qatar with Costa Rica.
Navas is closed at PSG by Donnarumma, he has not played even a minute this season between the four matches of Ligue One and that of the French Super Cup against Nantes: the Parisian team has won them all by scoring in a burst and conceding few goals. So the goalkeeper has increasingly taken into consideration the Napoli solution, the prospect of being able to play more and always be a protagonist in the Champions League. An idea that has taken more and more body and work has begun to be able to square the circle. And if everything does not go well, the alternative is always represented by Kepa.
Everything revolves around the very high salary of Navas who is still tied by a two-year contract with PSG for a figure of 18 million. Therefore, it is necessary to solve the problem of backlogs before being able to conclude the discussion with Napoli. Speech that started between the two clubs with various pieces to put in place, a reasoning on several points to be able to reach the final squeeze: now there are the last steps to be put in place. The medical examinations, then, would represent the last step before signing. Arrival to be considered hour after hour closer: Navas would be the owner and would be added to Sirigu and Meret who are in the squad. At that point it will be necessary to evaluate the position of the Friulian goalkeeper who has not renewed his contract with Napoli: if proposals do not arrive he could stay and with Sirigu he would be one of the two goalkeepers behind Navas.
The other negotiation with the PSG, that of Fabian Ruiz: also in this case the white smoke is expected at any moment. The Parisian team is beginning to thin out the staff in midfield, an operation necessary to be able to then place the lunge with Navas: the Spaniard Herrera has terminated his contract with PSG and is ready to sign with Athletic Bilbao. Paredes is also out, in the sights of Juve. The PSG freed itself of heavy engagements can then carry out the blow, close to the convergence on the figure to be paid to Napoli which had started from an initial valuation of the Spaniard of 30 million. Decisive moments also for this negotiation, a hot week on these two fronts, the last two operations on which Napoli is working for closure.
Stay Gianluca Gaetano that Spalletti likes and whose presence in the squad will be even more important in this phase in which Demme will be missing due to injury: the young midfielder who won the Serie B championship last year with Cremonese next Sunday against Fiorentina will be part for the first time of the squad after being forced to miss the first two games due to disqualification. It also remains Alessio Zerbin, the young man with great prospects who also made Mancini’s debut with Italy: he will enrich the offensive team and will have the opportunity to grow further in the group. He remains, therefore, at least until January and then a new evaluation will be made.
Adam Ounas ended up in the sights of Sampdoria, the Sampdoria club could place the decisive lunge for the Franco-Algerian striker. In the last few rounds, something has also moved in terms of interest from English and French clubs but no progress has been recorded. The discussion with Sampdoria, on the other hand, could take hold.