Partenopei await agreement with player in order to seal move.
Juventus striker Alessandro Matri is closing in on a move to Napoli after the two clubs reportedly agreed on a transfer fee.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from Turin all summer, with the club bringing in both Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente in a bid to compete both domestically and in Europe.
As a result, director of sport Beppe Marotta has revealed that two strikers will have to leave this summer and the Italian media believe that both Matri and Fabio Quagliarella will be sacrificed.
While the latter is still attracting interest from the Premier League, it is unclear at this stage as to whether or not his valuation will be met.
However, Matri’s exit is at an advanced stage as La Gazzetta dello Sport report that the two clubs have agreed on a fee and now all that remains is the player reaching an agreement on personal terms.
There are still two problem areas ahead of the move being confirmed though, with Matri’s wage demands likely to require some negotiation while there are also the image rights to be discussed.
Nevertheless, Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis appears to be ready to push ahead with the move as he looks to provide coach Rafa Benitez with a vice-Gonzalo Higuain, providing the newly signed Argentinian striker with stiff competition.
The Partenopei are expected to continue their spending thereafter, with the Spaniard still looking to strengthen his defence ahead of his first season in charge of the club.