According to brandishing director Cristiano Giuntoli, Napoli expects Dries Mertens to sign another contract yet Jose Callejon could leave the club.
Mertens was associated with Chelsea and Inter as he approaches his deal’s final weeks, however, it appears that the 33-year-old is set to stay at the San Paolo.
Callejon, also 33, has not yet settled on his future and will plan to leave when the current year’s contract lapses.
Everton and Valencia are said to be keen on the forward however Giuntoli at least anticipates that he should stay for the remainder of the season.
“With Mertens, things are going ahead. There is a longing on the two sides to proceed onward together. We trust the renewal will be formalized soon. We are waiting for Callejon. He hasn’t chosen what to do with his future. Both of these gave Napoli a ton. We ‘re talking and it’s calm weather. The Spaniard is an exemplary professional, he will complete the season with us anyway, in the event that he leaves,” he told Sky Sport.
Giuntoli also plans to see Gennaro Gattuso focus on a more drawn out term deal, although he says the talks are somewhat waiting after the head coach lost his sister at the age of only 37.
“Rhino brought a great deal. The club’s will is to carry on with him. Unfortunately, he was hit by an intense misfortune, and we’re all shaken. We ‘re going to go on together-I believe it’s self-evident, “Giuntoli said.
Fabian Ruiz, who has been constantly tipped as an opportunity for Real Madrid, is another Napoli player to be connected to a move away however Giuntoli also would like to see the midfielder submit his drawn-out future to the club.
“He ‘s got a three-year contract, so we’re going to consider a renewal one year from now. I think he is going to stay with Napoli, “he added.