Inter have started the process of sounding out Napoli about a possible move for Lorenzo Insigne.
This according to Rai Radio journalist Ciro Venerato, who reported on air that the Nerazzurri are interested in signing the Napoli captain and that the Partenopei could be amenable to makin a deal for the player.
Venerato notes that contract extension talks between Insigne, whose current deal expires at the end of June 2022, and his current club are at serious impasse with little chance of the Partenopei making an offer close to the 30-year-old’s demands.
As such, they are becoming resigned to the possibility of selling the player, and the Nerazzurri have already taken informal steps towards his signing.
For the time being, talks between the clubs over a move for Insigne are in a very early stage, but as Venerato notes the Partenopei are likely ready to cooperate in negotiations and should the Nerazzurri make a reasonable offer they could bring Insigne in.
Venerato explained, “Napoli were unable to present any offer to the player for a renewal. The club values the striker at €20-25 million even if they officially ask for thirty.”
“Inter have taken information on the player,” he continued, “There has been an informal contact between the clubs. The Nerazzurri have made it clear that they may be interested in the winger, but that they aren’t at the moment.”
Venerato noted that “Relations between Marotta and De Laurentiis are excellent, Inter would not want to grab the player on a free transfer from Napoli. Should other business fail, the management of Inter would consider the player.”
“There has been no official offer from Inter to Napoli,” he continue, and on the possibility of an offer involving Alexis Sanchez, he clarified “He is not a player who fits into Napoli or who could be included in a possible negotiation for Lorenzo Insigne for various reasons.”