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Manchester United & Arsenal face Italian competition for Dutch international forward

Serie A side Napoli have joined the chase for Ajax Amsterdam forward Davy Klaassen.

According to Goal, the Dutch heavyweights have confirmed that while they are not planning to sell the Netherlands hitman any time soon, Italian side Napoli have registered their interest.

The news was confirmed by Marc Overmars, who had the following to say to Voetbal [via Goal].

“The interest is very tangible,” the former Arsenal winger and current club director said, “but Davy will not be sold.”

The Naples heavyweights—who have enjoyed a fine start to the Serie A campaign—are understood to have offered 20 million Euros as they look to sign the forward from the Eredivisie leaders, who has found the net seven times so far this season.

Klaassen has also contributed six assists in the Dutch top flight this term, and his creativity—allied to his goal threat—has also seen him linked to both Arsenal and Manchester United during the summer [Express].

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It remains to be seen whether the two EPL giants are still keen on the versatile star, or if they’d be willing to compete for Klaassen in January, following news of Napoli’s interest.

Bundesliga heavyweights Borussia Dortmund have also been linked to the attacker.

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