Napoli planning summer approach for Lazio outcast

Serie A giants Napoli are reportedly planning an attempt to recruit Felipe Anderson from Lazio at the end of the season. The 24-year-old had been one of Lazio’s leading performers during the previous season but he has not been able to sustain a similar role this term following a fall-out with head coach Simone Inzaghi.

According to Sport Mediaset, Napoli are monitoring the position of the former Santos man with club owner Aurelio di Laurentiis and manager Maurizio Sarri understood to be admirers of his Brazilian talents. The Capital outfit had turned down a €50 million bid from Manchester United a couple of seasons ago, but they are now prepared to accept a significantly lesser sum for his summer departure.

Napoli have played second fiddle to Juventus for the Scudetto over the past few seasons, but they have been up for the challenge this time around with an impressive run of form. Sarri’s men are presently holding a one-point advantage over the Bianconeri at the top of the table and the title could eventually come up to the league meeting in Turin between the sides in April.

Meanwhile, Anderson has just over two years left on his current deal at Lazio and the Serie A outfit should be more than happy to offload him during the summer as he is presently on the periphery of the first-team. The attacker has managed just a single start for the club across all competitions this season.

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