Napoli are desperate to sign a holding midfield player this summer…
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Manchester United flop Marouane Fellaini, Liverpool star Lucas Leiva, and former Arsenal and Chelsea fringe player Lassana Diarra are currently among Napoli’s summer transfer targets.
The Daily Mail believes that Napoli boss Rafael Benitez remains in the market for a midfield general, and is trying to convince at least one of the trio to join him in Italy.
Fellaini is poised for talks with Louis Van Gaal over his Manchester United future later this week. Napoli have confirmed the Belgian is one of the players they are considering for their midfield but all depends on United’s valuation.
The Italians want a loan deal heavily subsidised by United for the 26-year-old, with Liverpool midfielder Lucas and Lassana Diarra of Lokomotiv Moscow are among Napoli’s other options, should the Old Trafford club refuse to budge on their demands.
Fellaini was signed by previous Red Devils boss Davis Moyes for £27million last year but failed to make an impact as, along with Moyes, he struggled to make the summer switch from Goodison Park to United work.
The Belgian’s stock rose again during the World Cup where he helped his country reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, but the midfielder hasn’t been at the front of Van Gaal’s plans since the Dutchman took over at United.