The transfer window really is just a media drinking game. The more they quaff, the stranger the headlines become. It’s not just the English press either; other countries have their share of lunatics behind a keyboard. And Italy’s Il Mattino is right up there with the best.
It’s easy to see why we’re linked with a Napoli player; the Rafa Benitez connection is too good to miss in the same way his past with Real Madrid was played upon.
This time Lorenzo Insigne is looking to leave Napoli have fallen significantly down their pay pecking order. The Italian international is believed to want a deal worth £83k per week. According to the report, two English clubs – Newcastle United and West Ham United – have tabled bids worth £5m but face competition from Internazionale for the winger.
Let’s put this into perspective. A key member of the Azzurri Euro 2016 XI is interested in coming to the Championship? What are they smoking in Naples?