Italian international could be set for switch to Naples this summer.
Napoli have reportedly had a €12m bid for Juventus striker Alessandro Matri accepted and will begin talks over personal terms with the star.
After the Bianconeri signed both Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente this summer, director Beppe Marotta has made it clear that the club can’t afford to keep six quality strikers on the books.
As a result, it is likely that both Matri and Norwich target Fabio Quagliarella will be sacrificed, with the former nearing a move to Napoli.
The likes of Milan, Everton and Schalke had been credited with an interest in the Italian international, but it appears as though the Partenopei have stolen a march on all three clubs with their bid of €12m.
It is understood that Juve were hoping for a fee in the region of €15m, but are willing to accept the lesser offer in order to push through a deal.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Matri has decided to take a couple of days to think about his next decision, as it will undoubtedly be difficult to leave the reigning Serie A champions behind.
Meanwhile, Napoli will hope that their search for competition to rival Gonzalo Higuain is now over with the signing of the 28-year-old, as their attempts to sign either Jackson Martinez or Victor Ibarbo looked to have ended unsuccessfully.
It remains to be seen what Matri decides for his future, as it is believed he was ready to fight for his place in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up this season.
Napoli’s bid will force a re-think, as they continue to attract top talents for their ambitious project under Rafa Benitez.