The News Desk sure has been talking a lot about Napoli this season and with the Italian side apparently close to snapping up Hellas Verona controller Jorginho, their move for Rubin Kazan defensive midfielder – and reported Liverpool target – Yann M’Vila could fall quickly by the wayside.
The Reds were also linked with a move for the Brazilian over the summer, but the 22-year old has stayed in Italy and has scored seven goals already this campaign helping his side to a surprising fifth place in the Serie A table. Although he’s coveted by Verona boss Andrea Mandorlini, the player’s agent has confirmed that if a suitable offer comes in he’ll be allowed to leave. As Napoli reportedly prepare a £8.34mil bid, the role M’Vila was slated to play at Gli Azzurri could already be filled before talks get underway.
It was reported over the weekend that both Liverpool and Napoli had loan bids for the French midfielder denied by Rubin Kazan and that both teams would be going back for the player with a permanent move on the table in the coming days. Whether or not any of the initial report is true remains to be seen, but the news that Jorginho is set for a switch to Naples sounds like Rafa Benitez may be following through with another option. “He can leave Verona now if he receives a great offer – if an important proposal arrives it is fair that the player is allowed to leave,” Jorginho’s agent Joao Santos told TMW. “In Italy there are three or four teams who can pay for him and Napoli is one of them. Napoli is one of the most important clubs in Italy.”
If Rubin Kazan are interested in letting the French midfielder move on, they’ll be keen on getting the most they can for him. It’s all conspiracy theory at this point, but if Benitez is successful in snapping up Jorginho then Liverpool could be free to move in for M’Vila with a significant advantage now that a major player providing leverage has been removed from negotiations – just a thought.