Napoli move for Villarreal’s Pablo Fornals

Napoli are trying to sign Villarreal midfielder Pablo Fornals but the struggling La Liga side are unwilling to negotiate down his €25m release clause, report Marca.

The Madrid-daily claim the Spanish midfielder has a €25m release clause at the Yellow Submarine but the club have no plans to sell one of their star assets.

Back in November, Cadena Ser stated the 22-year-old rejected offers from Fulham and West Ham because he does not want to ‘abandon his team in the situation in which it is currently’.

Villarreal currently sit second from bottom in La Liga with just three wins from their 20 league matches to date this season, with only Huesca bellow them in the standings.

Arsenal have also previously been linked with a move for the former Malaga midfielder, who joined Villarreal in 2017.

Fornals has featured in all 20 of Villarreal’s La Liga matches to date, starting 19, while Napoli landed his compatriot Fabian Ruiz in a landmark €35m deal from Real Betis last summer.

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