Napoli Prepare January Sale for €50m Midfielder Amid Spurs & Wolves Interest

Napoli have set a €50m price tag on wantaway midfielder Amadou Diawara, amid reported interest from Premier League duo Tottenham and Wolves, with the Serie A club open to a January sale.

According to reports in Italy (via ​CalcioMercato), both Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers have previously submitted official offers that were rejected by Napoli. However, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis is now prepared to sanction a €50m exit for the player in January, following concerns over game time.

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Following a move from Bologna for ​around £15m in August 2016, Diawara has made 18 league appearances in each of his last two seasons, but the highly rated Guinea international has started just four of 12 Serie A games this season under Carlo Ancelotti and has grown increasingly frustrated at his lack of action.

With 21-year-old Diawara seemingly out of favour in Naples, Spurs and Wolves are facing a battle for the defensive midfielder- whose contract runs out in June 2021.

According to another report from CalcioMercato, high profile agent Jorge Mendes is looking to bring Diawara to Molineux, with the 'super agent' behind a number of Wolves signings over the past year, including Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Rui Patricio.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

While AC Milan have also been linked, the report claims that the Napoli ace's 'preferred' destination is the Premier League, with his heart set on leaving Naples.

Meanwhile, ​Spurs lack of transfer recruitment in recent windows combined with struggles in the Champions League, could tempt owner Daniel Levy into the market to help Pochettino's team. 

Source : 90min