Report: Napoli under £2m from Arsenal and Manchester United target

Italian reports suggest that Napoli are closing in on signing Daryl Janmaat from Feyenoord despite English interest.

Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with talented full-back Daryl Janmaat but they may have to move quickly to prevent Napoli securing his services.

The 24-year-old has become an important figure at international level in Louis van Gaal's Holland side and the World Cup could be a big one for him.

Janmaat has admitted that he expects to leave Feyenoord during the summer, which has turned heads across Europe.

But Napoli seem to have been the first to act and sporting director Riccardo Bigon has reportedly been in talks with Feyenoord for weeks.

According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Napoli have been edging closer to an agreement with the Dutch club and could close the deal within the week.

It is suggested that Napoli are less than £1.5 million from the sum that Feyenoord have asked for, believed to be around £7 million, and the Partenopei seem to be willing to find a compromise.

Having finished third in Serie A and lifted the Coppa Italia last season, Napoli are looking to strengthen for a title push next season.

The signature of Janmaat would be a statement of intent and a significant coup given the links with Arsenal and Manchester United.

However, the player could still end up in England if Feyenoord re-think and decide to delay negotiations until after the World Cup.

Should Janmaat impress in Brazil it would be likely that one of Europe's giants would come in and offer the kind of sum Napoli can't match.

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