Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti has made Inter midfielder Matias Vecino a target for the January transfer window.
This according to football agent Christian Bosco, who reported to Italian broadcaster Tele A that the Partenopei wants to bring in the 30-year-old as the club seek midfield reinforcements next month.
Spalletti is reportedly an admirer of Vecino having coached the Uruguayan for two seasons while the pair were together at the Nerazzurri.
The Italian tactician is still seeking a reunion with the midfielder, and his club could be moved to act by their injury crisis in midfield, with Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Fabian Ruiz both currently out injured, and Anguissa also set to miss a month while he participates in the African Cup of Nations.
As Bosco explained, the Partenopei coach has asked for his club to sign Vecino in January to reinforce their midfield so that they can shore up their title challenge.
“Spalletti, at least as far as concerns the midfield, made only one real request to [Partenopei Sporting Director] Cristiano Giuntoli in view of the reopening of the transfer window: Matias Vecino. The Tuscan strongly wants him in Naples as soon as possible.”