Napoli have rejected a £14.1m (€19m) bid from Swansea for Manolo Gabbiadini. The Premier League club are desperate to bolster their forward line but the Serie A side are holding out for £16m for the Italy international.
Swansea are two points above the relegation zone and have scored only 17 times in 20 games, with André Ayew the top scorer with six. Bafétimbi Gomis has only one goal from his past 16 appearances.
Gabbiadini, however, is no guarantee of goals, despite being an Italy international, having scored only once in the league this season. His career has stalled somewhat at Napoli after the club signed him in January 2015 for a reported fee of £9.7m from Sampdoria and Juventus, who joint-owned him.
The 24-year-old made his Italy debut against England in August 2012 and has played six times for the national team, scoring once. He has long been regarded as one of the most talented players in Italy but has often had to play second fiddle to José Callejón at club level with Gonzalo Higuaín an automatic choice up front.
It is thought that the player would like to remain in Italy to try to secure a place in Antonio Conte’s Euro 2016 squad but he is quickly running out of time to do so while stuck on the bench at Napoli.
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