While the squad is going through a tough period, with a winless streak of 5 games, Napoli are already looking to plan the future as the club is pondering a complete revolution of its roster.
The Partenopei are in fact pushing to sign Hellas Verona's midfielder Sofyan Amrabat, one of the most surprising players in Serie A so far. Napoli's president De Laurentiis would like to close the deal with Verona now and then bring in the Moroccan next June, especially considdering that the player can't change clubs during the upcoming January transfer window, having played already for two sides this season (Club Brugge and Verona).
Napoli are preparing an offer in the region of €10 million, which has however deemed too low by Verona, who are asking an higher sum to let the player go. The Scaligeri have signed the player from Brugge on the basis of a loan with option to buy set at 3.5 million euros and their intention is to trigger the clause and then sell the player next June. The parties are still distant, but the Partenopei want to try and close the deal as soon as possible, as they want to forestall the other contenders, with Fiorentina and Inter especially interested in the 23-year old. On Monday Napoli held numerous contacts with Verona and a conference call between sporting director Giuntoli and the player's agents took place on the same day.
Napoli are currently leading the race to Amrabat, but they will have to play their cards right in order to reach the final agreement in the shortest time possible.