Napoli join race for Alexis Sanchez
Thursday 07 July 2011
Napoli have made an offer for Alexis Sanchez, Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo has revealed.
The Naples outfit are in the Champions League next season and have joined the race to sign the highly-rated Chile winger.
Barcelona, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Inter Milan are also interested in the 22-year-old, who is under contract with Udinese until June 2014.
When asked about the chances of Sanchez joining Napoli this summer, Pozzo said: "Nothing is impossible.
"(Napoli president) Aurelio (De Laurentiis) has pleasantly surprised me because he wants to achieve big things and wants to win the scudetto.
"He has made an interesting financial offer for Sanchez.
"The deal would be complicated.
"We will have to wait until the Copa America is over and then consider how many pretenders there are and how many clubs are really interested in Sanchez.
"We need to understand who the real suitors of this champion player are.
"We have spoken to two clubs but nothing serious has come out of it.
"Napoli are interested and De Laurentiis has made an important offer.
"But in order for the deal to be completed, the three parties have to be in agreement.
"Hence, we will wait until the end of the Copa America."
Sanchez, who is valued at 50million euros, is currently on international duty with Chile.
Napoli are also in negotiations with Udinese over the signing of Switzerland midfielder Gokhan Inler.
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