Napoli Slash Asking Price For Chelsea Target

The season is only a few weeks away from ending and many clubs have begun to make plans for the incoming summer transfer. According to reports from Italy, Napoli are ready to reduce cash-in on wantaway defender Elseid Hysaj. 

Hysaj was linked last summer to a summer move to Chelsea but the fullback could not make a move to the club as a result of a clause which prohibited Chelsea from signing Napoli players after the exit of Maurizio Sarri and Jorginho. 

The Albanian defender has not enjoyed the best of seasons as the player has been rotated heavily under the tutelage of new manager Carlo Ancelotti.  It is understood that the Naples outfit are open to selling the player in the summer. 

Hysaj had rejected a new contract from the club and it is understood that Napoli wants to sell the player before his value drops further next season. Italian tabloid Il Mattino claims that the Italian league outfit would be willing to accept a fee within the region of €25 million. This is a stark contrast to the €40 million that the club was demanding last summer. 

Chelsea would have been an excellent destination for the marauding fullback but the Blues are currently serving a transfer ban. It remains to be seen if the club would be successful in overturning the ban, which could see an influx of signings in the summer.