Napoli hopeful on Berenguer deal

Napoli remain confident of beating Athletic Bilbao to the signing of Osasuna winger Alex Berenguer, say reports in Spain.

According to Marca, the Italian giants will send an entourage to Pamplona next week in an attempt to finalise a deal for the 22-year-old.

Los Rojillos are reportedly prepared to sell for below his €9m release clause due to their financial position and relegation from La Liga.

Athletic Club are said to have pulled out of a deal due to the nature of negotiations and not wanting to be drawn into a ‘soap opera’ for the player.

The southern Italian club have reportedly been in discussions with Berenguer and Osasuna since early June in an attempt to get a deal over the line.

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