Napoli Preisdent Aurelio De Laurentiis has updated on the reported interest of his club in one departing Inter player and one Nerazzurri target in the form of Matias Vecino and Federico Bernardeschi respectively.
Speaking to the press yesterday, as reported by FCInterNews, the Partenopei President admitted that there has been contact for Bernardeschi but denied that his team have made any moves to sign Vecino on a free transfer.
The free transfer market could play a big role in the business done by clubs at the top of Serie A this summer, with teams both allowing players to leave at the end of their contracts and also looking for major free transfer opportunities to reinforce their squads.
Vecino looks to be one of a number of players who Inter will let go at the end of his deal as they reshape their squad, and while the Partenopei have been linked, De Laurentiis stated that they have not made any contact.
Meanwhile, Bernardeschi is among the players who the Nerazzurri are linked with on a free transfer now that the 28-year-old is leaving Juventus, but they could face competition from Napoli, whose President acknowledged he has held talks for.
“I’ve worked on Bernardeschi personally,” the Napoli President said, “three weeks ago I spoke to his agent in Monte Carlo and asked about what his plans were.”
And asked about Vecino as well as Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani, two players who have been linked with his club, De Laurentiis stated flatly that “There hasn’t been any contact.”