Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal have been placed on alert with the news that Arkadiusz Milik and Napoli might part ways this summer.
The 26-year-old Poland striker, who has hit 12 goals for Napoli this season, looks set to leave Naples in the summer with the Serie A club ready to listen to offers for the forward.
Milik has held contract talks with the club with his current deal ready to expire in 2021, but he is chasing a salary close to €4m per year, and the Partenopei are not keen.
Calciomercato.com claim that outspoken president Aurelio De Laurentiis has already made it known to the player’s entourage that he will not listen to offers of less than €40m, and in fact he will not even sit down to negotiate.
The Italian outlet claim €50m seems to be the price tag on the attacker, who signed from Ajax on 1 August 2016 for €35m.
De Laurentiis, who is notoriously hard to negotiate with, will not offer any discounts on the player and that may well see AC Milan’s reported interest in Milik fade.
Earlier this month CalcioNapoli24 claimed the player’s future at the club was in doubt.
The source said that Dries Mertens, whose own future looked to be away from Napoli in recent months, is expected to sign a new deal in a move which could act as a “farewell ticket” for Milik.
It is claimed that with just over a year left on Milik’s deal, talks between Napoli and the striker over an extension have been unsuccessful and look irreparable.
The same source claimed Tottenham and Arsenal were both tracking his situation in Italy, while United are also likely to be interested in Milik, as they look to add to their forward line.
Furthermore, Tuttosport claims De Laurtentiis has already targeted Lazio’s prolific frontman Ciro Immobile as a replacement.