Napoli are stepping up their efforts to recruit Argentine striker Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan, La Gazzetta dello Sport has claimed.
The Azzurri see Icardi as a perfect successor to Gonzalo Higuain, and have so far had several bids rejected by their league rivals.
Napoli officials are set to meet with the striker’s wife and agent Wanda Nara, who seems to have suggested that an agreement might be on the horizon.
“Changing is for the brave. Only cowards prefer to stay where they are, even if they are unhappy there,” Nara wrote in her official Twitter account, followed by “bow and arrow” and “waving hand” emoticons.
It is believed that Napoli are ready to offer €55 million plus bonuses for the highly rated striker, but the latest reports suggest that Inter are holding out for more.
The Nerazzurri are set to appoint Frank de Boer as their new head coach, and it remains to be seen what his opinion will be on the burning issue.
There’s no denying that Mauro Icardi has established himself as one of the leading Serie A strikers, bagging 47 goals in 91 league outings for Inter Milan.