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Napoli's sports director: 'We talked to Ibra under Ancelotti's care.'

Sun 22 November 2020 | 20:17

Christiano Giuntoli acknowledges Zlatan Ibrahimovic had been in converses with Napoli, while they grabbed Tiemoue Bakayoko from Hertha Berlin.

Ibrahimovic

was connected with a transition to 

Gli Azzurri

 previously, was that ever actually a genuine case? 

“There was talk when Carlo (Ancelotti) was in charge, then we got involved in more urgent matters, as we were struggling to pick up points at the time,” Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia.

“At this moment, at the eighth round, we can’t talk about a Scudetto test. This is a team that has been completely transformed in a year-and-a-half, so it’s still early trying to see what we can aim for.”

Tiemoue Bakayoko

's move to Napoli in a loan spell from

Chelsea

came as a surprise in the final days of the transfer window.

“Rino has a very strong and direct rapport with his players, so he can use these moments of tension to fire up the team.

“Bakayoko is a splendid guy, we were looking at what could happen around the transfer market for a cheaper alternative. He was negotiating with a German club, we stepped in at the right time and got the deal done.”

The German club reffers to Hertha Berlin. 

Arkadiusz Milik

has been solidified out of the team since his agreement terminates in June 2021, will he move out in January?

“We think the January transfer market will be short on strikers, lots of clubs are looking for forwards, so we think that we’ve got something valuable in our hands and we’ll hold out for the right price.”


source: SportMob