Agent labels transfer talk ‘completely fake’ as Newcastle, Everton lodge winger interest

Lorenzo Insigne’s agent has labelled talk of a move to MLS as “completely fake” but two new Premier League suitors have reportedly come to the table.

Italy attacker Insigne has been a loyal servant to Napoli following his rise through the youth ranks. The 30-year-old has been in Naples since 2010 but his time looks to be running out. Insigne is out of contract in June 2022 and there has been no hint of breakthrough in talks.

There will be no shortage of takers for the winger. In 11 Serie A appearances this season he has scored four goals and assisted three more.

Gazzette Dello Sport reported in October that Insigne wants £114,000 a week to renew his Napoli deal. 

The Serie A club are not keen on such a contract for a player, who will be 31 next June.

The agent of the winger Vincenzo Pisacane has claimed the club have offered him a new deal on half of his existing salary. While he dismissed talk that the Azzurri star was heading stateside.

Pisacane told Il Roma: “He’s out of contract in June 2022. Napoli are offering a new contract with a 50% reduction in salary and Lorenzo was surprised by this proposal.

“We’re in talks and we’ll see. The MLS rumours are completely fake.”

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North London pair not big enough

But while a move to the USA has been dismissed, FourFourTwo claim Everton and Newcastle are looking into a deal.

Barcelona, Tottenham and Arsenal are among the other clubs namechecked, with Pisacane believed to be looking to negotiate a big move.


But Corriere dello Sport journalist Antonio Giordana has rubbished those links to the Premier League. He believes the north London rivals are not big enough.

Everton “are said to be interested too” after Rafa Benitez worked with Insigne during his time in Italy.

Newcastle “are another option”, per the source, with Eddie Howe looking for some attacking options to keep the Magpies up.

But if the north London pair are not deemed big enough for Insigne. Then Newcastle and Everton will surely struggle to attract the former Pescara loanee.

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