Colombian international struggling to reach agreement with Partenopei.
Juventus are closing in on the signing of wing-back Juan Zuniga after negotiations with Napoli reached a stand-still.
The 27-year-old is struggling to reach an agreement with his current employers, with La Gazzetta dello Sport suggesting that owner Aurelio De Laurentiis isn’t keen on accepting the player’s demands.
As a result, Zuniga has reportedly already agreed personal terms with Juventus on a four-year deal worth €2.5m per season, with the Bianconeri expected to pay between €5-6m and offer one of Reto Ziegler, Federico Peluso or Paolo De Ceglie in a player exchange deal.
It is understood at this stage that the likelihood is that Zuniga will clinch a move to Turin according to reports in the Italian media, particularly after Antonio Conte gave the green light to sell Mauricio Isla to rivals Inter.
The former Udinese star only joined the club last summer, but it would appear that a lack of form and fitness has cut short his time with Juve and he is expected to undergo a medical and secure a deal to the Nerazzurri in the coming days.
Nevertheless, should Zuniga secure his move to Turin he will be in direct competition with Kwadwo Asamoah, who was impressive in his debut campaign for the Old Lady last year.
Both players ideally operate on the left wing, but it remains to be seen whether they will be fighting it out for a place in the starting line-up or Conte may well decide to deploy Zuniga on the right.