Napoli have made PSV and Mexico winger Hirving Lozano their top target, according to reports.
Lozano is one of the most highly-rated players outside of Europe’s so-called ‘top five’ leagues, having caught the eye at last summer’s World Cup. Having scored 40 goals in two seasons for PSV, the winger is hot property, and has been linked with a number of top clubs.
The 24-year-old has been suggested as a target for Manchester United in the past, having received a glowing recommendation from compatriot Javier Hernandez, and recently confirmed he was ready to take the next step in his career.
However, according to Calciomercato, Lozano is now a major target for Napoli, after the Serie A side missed out on Nicolas Pepe.
Pepe sealed his highly anticipated switch from Lille to Arsenal earlier on Thursday, for a club record fee believed to be £72m. However, before he moved to the Premier League, he had been heavily linked with a move to Napoli.
With Carlo Ancelotti’s side not managing to get the deal over the line – and with their pursuit of Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez going cold – it is claimed that they are ready to push for Lozano.
Napoli have reportedly made contact with Lozano’s agent, Mino Raiola, and will have until the start of September to get a deal over the line.