According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli will sell reported Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal target Arkadiusz Milik this summer after agreeing a new deal for Dries Mertens.
Napoli are looking to make changes this summer to freshen up the squad.
Mertens was one of those linked with an exit. However, the Belgium international has penned a new deal meaning Napoli will have to raise funds elsewhere.
According to Calcio Napoli 24, both Arsenal and Spurs are keen on Milik.
Now, the Premier League duo have a clear path to sign the seemingly transfer-listed Poland international, but Napoli aren’t willing to sell him on the cheap.
Corriere dello Sport claim the Naples club want a £45 million fee for his signature.
Milik was in and out of Napoli’s starting eleven prior to the Covid-19 suspension. He made a total of 22 appearances in all competitions, scoring 12 goals.
Aside from his nine goals in 14 Serie A starts, the 26-year-old striker averaged 3.4 shots and 0.9 key passes per game (Whoscored).
Spurs must strengthen their attacking options this summer.
Jose Mourinho’s side netted just five times in six games before football came to a halt. The absence of Harry Kane through injury left them toothless upfront.
Tottenham, however, are unlikely to achieve Champions League football next season therefore the club may not be able to afford Napoli’s asking price.
Arsenal, on the other hand, may need to find a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Gabon international striker linked with an exit.
Like Milik, Aubameyang’s contract expires in 2021. Both Napoli and the Gunners would be wise to cash in on their forwards this summer.