According to a report from Italian publication Corriere dello Sport (Monday, May 18th, page 23), Napoli are interested in signing West Ham ace Pablo Fornals this summer.
The Hammers will surely want to keep hold of the 24-year-old, however.
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But they might have their work cut-out if Napoli do actually make a move to sign the Spaniard.
And it seems as though the likelihood of the Italians swooping in for Fornals has just increased.
According to a report from Area Napoli, the president of Napoli Aurelio De Laurentiis is prepared to sell midfield ace Allan.
The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a £90 million exit from the Italian side for quite some time now (Goal).
Everton and Newcastle are two of the club’s who want to sign the midfielder (Area Napoli).
And if the 29-year-old does leave Naples, Gennaro Gattuso will obviously want to bring in a replacement.
Could Fornals be Allan’s replacement?
And if Corriere dello Sport’s report is to be believed, that replacement could very well be West Ham star Pablo Fornals.
He is one of West Ham’s best players, however. And it would be a disaster losing him.
The Spaniard is still under contract with the Hammers until 2024. So the east London outfit hold all of the cards.
But given the current circumstances, West Ham would surely find it hard to resist a big money move from Napoli for the former Villarreal man.
David Moyes will surely want to keep hold of the 24-year-old, however.
Having said that, Napoli’s reported interest in Fornals could end up being a real headache that West Ham could have really done without this summer.