Published On: Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014

Napoli closer to capturing Lyon midfielder

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Maxime Gonalons LyonNapoli are edging closer in their bid to secure the signature of Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons.

The Azzurri tried unsuccessfully to sign the 24-year-old French international during the summer transfer window, as Les Gones were unwilling to negotiate for their star midfielder as he ultimately remained at the Stade de Gerland.

However, according to RMC Sport and Tuttomercatoweb, the Ligue 1 club are now open to letting go of their prized asset, with the player now seemingly destined for the Stadio San Paolo.

While Gonalons has reportedly already agreed to a four and a half year deal with his new employers, the Partenopei will reportedly hand over €13 million for the midfield general

The French international has scored 6 goals in 128 appearances for his boyhood club since graduating from their youth academy in 2009.

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