Napoli does not rule out the sale of Insigne

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has reportedly not ruled out the sale of Lorenzo Insigne this summer, as the captain’s contract expires in June 2022.

Luciano Spalletti is said to be close to taking over at Napoli and should sign a two-year deal with the Azzurri.

The former Inter and Roma coach is expected to replace Gennaro Gattuso at the Diego Maradona Stadium, but the president cannot guarantee he will keep the captain in the squad.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, talks between De Laurentiis and Spalletti began last January, and while they are close to reaching an agreement, the president has always been clear on transfer market strategies.

De Laurentiis will work on renewing the 29-year-old’s contract, but has not ruled out a possible sale this summer, to avoid a free transfer next summer.

Insigne has spent his entire career at Napoli, with loans to Cavese, Foggia and Pescara early in his career to gain the required experience before joining the first team.

He scored 19 goals in 35 Serie A games with Napoli this season and helped the club finish fifth in Serie A under Gattuso.

But Spalletti has been warned that the captain could leave this summer if he does not sign a new deal before the new season.