Elseid Hysaj’s agent has been talking to Italian radio about the future of his client and a potential Napoli exit in the January market.
The 25-year-old right-back has a deal with Napoli until the end of June 2021, and his future seems far from secure.
With only three play so far this season, the player picked up another injury which ruled him out of last weekend’s game against Hellas Verona.
Agent Mario Giuffredi has been speaking up a move for a while and this time included the Blues as an interested party. Tutto Napoli quote him as saying: “It’s in the interest of everyone that the player moves in January as his contract expires and Napoli, who a year ago refused €50m from Chelsea, would risk losing him for nothing.”
Notwithstanding the agreement having more than a year left to run, Giuffredi is seeking to put the pressure on Napoli, and he’s now spoken various times this month about possible moves.
AS Roma have also been named, and a stay in Italy may be likelier than a transfer to the Premier League.
In autumn of last year the agent said something strange about the Chelsea: “In the summer, he could have gone to Chelsea. Sarri would have liked him.
“He has a €50m clause, maybe Napoli would have even accepted €40-€45m. The negotiation has never taken off because De Laurentiis, to free Sarri, has imposed a clause that forbids Chelsea to take other players apart from Jorginho.”
Either Napoli declined to sell the player for perhaps €10m more than they would have commonly accepted, and also ignored his clause being triggered, all because it was the Blues who were interested, or this story doesn’t looks quite so convincing.