Published On: Sat, Feb 16th, 2013

No For Sampdoria Starlet From Napoli

After missing out on ’s proficient striker in January, have ruled out joining a bidding war for the youngster in the summer.

Napoli made a €12 million bid last month, but were unable to solidify a deal for Icardi. Now it looks like are in pole position to sign the striker and bring him to the San Siro for just over €15 million.

Napoli have declared the club will not be drawn into a bidding war for Icardi, and sporting director Riccardo Bigon recently stated, “I don’t know what his agents are doing, but we will not be involved in any auction.

“We have our market strategies and we’re keeping to them.”

Recent reports have linked Icardi with an almost done deal with Inter, however, it looks like the player has yet to make a definite decision.

The 19-year old is getting his first extended run of senior team football this season, and has scored eight goals in 18 games.

Follow  on Twitter @CalcioFarmerDrew is the Genoa correspondent and also hosts the weekly Club Focus podcast. 


About the Author

Drew Farmer

- Born and raised in USA, I've spent much of the last six years living in South Korea, England, Hungary, Qatar and now back to England. My first memories of soccer was playing at the age of 5, but I didn't see my first match on TV until six years later. That was the 1994 World Cup, and I've been hooked ever since. I gained my England FA coaching certificate and coached at the youth level in England and Hungary while working in education. I am the Forza Italian Football Genoa correspondent, at least until they are relegated to Serie B. Forza Grifone! Drew Farmer can be found on Twitter @Calciofarmer.



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