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Fiorentina and Wolves target is not for sale according to Napoli

Fiorentina and Wolves target is not for sale according to Napoli
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According to Italian football outlet Calciomercato, Serie A giants Napoli have stated that they will not be selling Algerian left-back Faouzi Ghoulam during the January transfer window.

Ghoulam has been on the fringes of the squad this season, with Gennaro Gattuso preferring to start Mario Rui ahead of the 29-year-old Algerian, and as a result he has only started on three occasions in all competitions so far this season, making a total of nine appearances in all competitions.

The left-back has had three years of his career completely ravaged by injury, which started from the rupturing of his anterior cruciate ligament against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League in November 2017.

Ghoulam is set to enter the last 18 months of his contract with Napoli and will also turn 30 during the early weeks of 2021, and as a result plenty of speculation arose over the Algerian's future at the club, particularly with potential moves out of the club in January.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fiorentina are the top sides being mentioned with a move for the left-back, who is being valued at just €7 million according to transfermarkt.

However, Italian reports have insisted that Napoli manager Gattuso is keen to keep Ghoulam in the squad, noting that he may be a key player during the busy season that Napoli have, after qualifying for the Round of 32 in the UEFA Europa League, whilst also being potential Serie A title contenders, currently sitting in fourth.

Despite this, Ghoulam might be surplus to requirements in the summer, and it remains to be seen whether he will still be a part of the squad next season.


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