Report: Napoli star Manolo Gabbiadini turns down Swansea City switch

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Swansea City have been linked with Manolo Gabbiadini.

According to a report by Italian transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio, Napoli midfielder Manolo Gabbiadini has turned down a move to Swansea City after a club record €22 million [£16m] bid was lodged.

The Swans find themselves in a precarious position at present, lying just two points above the Premier League relegation zone and enter a critically important month without a permanent manager.

A number of relegation contenders are intent on spending this month in a bid to avoid the drop and it appears Swansea are no different as owner Huw Jenkins seeks a big response.

As per the latest reports from Italy, Napoli’s Manolo Gabbiadini has been identified as a key target for Swansea this month yet the Welsh outfit have thus far been unsuccessful in their attempts.

“Borussia Dortmund was interested in acquiring him on loan, while Swansea was willing to pay €22 million between cash and bonuses- but Gabbiadini turned down both offers. Gabbiadini is staying at Napoli, at least for the time being,” Di Marzio’s report reads.

Gabbiadini is predominantly an attacking midfielder though he can play in a range of positions in the final third, with short passing and long-shots key strengths of his.

In spite of his evident talent, the 24-year-old has struggled to make an impact at Napoli so far this season, starting just one Serie A match and making a further eight appearances off the bench.

Swansea are lacking in goal scoring options at present and beyond their strikers Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis there doesn’t appear to be too many goals in their team.

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