Albiol renews at Napoli

Reported Villarreal and Valencia target Raul Albiol looks set to stay at Napoli after signing a new three-year deal at the club.

Last week, Diario AS stated the former Valencia defender fits the profile of what the Yellow Submarine require – an experienced central defender who can adapt to Spain quickly.

Discussions were said to have already taken place for the 32-year-old with the Europa League qualifiers hopeful of concluding a deal and triggering the defender’s €6m release clause.

However, the Serie A club have now confirmed the defender has renewed his deal until June 2021, although any new release clause is unclear.

Albiol, a former Spain international and also previously played for Real Madrid, is said to have received an offer from Chelsea but would have preferred a return to Spain but neither looks likely at this stage.

He joined Napoli in 2013 and has made 210 appearances at the San Paolo, winning a Coppa Italia in his first season.

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