The respective paths of Inter and Napoli have already crossed during this mercato season, with Mauro Icardi and Manolo Gabbiadini rumoured to have been the subject of bids from each club. Now it seems they could be set to do battle in a hotly-anticipated pursuit of Santos forward Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa.
Aurelio De Laurentiis’ club are currently in discussions with the Brazilian club over the transfer of 22-year-old right back Daniel Guedes. This has led to reports suggesting Gabigol is an idea currently being evaluated by the Azzurri management, which they could well proceed to back up by presenting an official offer in the coming days.
Gabigol’s future is set to be decided upon his country’s completion of their Rio 2016 Olympics campaign. At the moment Serie A appears to be his most likely destination as both Inter and Juventus have made proposals, whilst Napoli’s interest may be set to escalate.