Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed the club is interested in signing Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Following the arrival of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, Arsenal is keen to offload Sokratis. The Italian side is eyeing a cut-price deal for the former Borussia Dortmund defender, whose future at the Emirates is unclear. In an interview with Italian media on Thursday, Aurelio confirmed Napoli's interest in Sokratis.
"Papastathopoulos? We are working on it, we are seeing," he said.
"The outgoing market is all laughter. In the cinema you are confronted with people with ten thousand balls, in the world of football the balls swell up, and everyone invents all sorts of balls."
"They’re blackmailers, but I’ve got calluses in them, and I’m swimming in the s**t I move. I’d like to see how shameless they want to get."
Napoli president De Laurentiis: “We’re working to get Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Arsenal, we’re considering him as an option. Koulibaly? I’m ready to sell him if some club will submit the right bid. Allan to Everton seems to be a done deal, yes”. 🔵 #AFC #EFC #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 3, 2020