Napoli Moves for €15m Sardar Azmoun
According To Iran News, Napoli has reportedly made its first moves for Zenit St Petersburg star Sardar Azmoun, who is rated at €15m.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli is ‘focusing’ its attentions on Azmoun – a long-term target – and sees him as a possible replacement for Dries Mertens.
As for the Iran forward, the newspaper assures he is open to the switch and ‘feels ready’ to play in Serie A.
The 25-year-old is quoted as having a valuation of ‘around €15m’ and the Partenopei has initiated the ‘first contacts’ for his signature.
However, La Gazzetta warns Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli will not formally negotiate for the player until Mertens’ future is addressed.
What is not a problem, on the other hand, is Azmoun fitting into the club’s non-EU quota.