Report: Napoli decide to sell star duo in January – an opportunity for Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

Napoli have made the decision to sell star forwards Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon in the January transfer window, a report claims.

The Neapolitans are currently in somewhat of a crisis, with the team having mutinied against a retreat following their 1-1 draw against Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

That came after head coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke out against president Aurelio De Laurentiis’ decision to send the squad into ‘ritiro’ and il Mattino – as cited by – claims there will be consequences.

The paper states that there ‘has been talk of how to make a clean sweep of the locker room’, and that Callejon and Mertens are considering to be ‘leaders of the rebellion’ and could be sold in January.

This could present an opportunity for Milan, who are determined to sign experience in the winter and have been linked with the duo recently.

Rai Sport‘s mercato expert Ciro Venerato even told CalcioNapoli24 that Milan want to sign Callejon and Mertens from the Partenopei on free transfers.

Mertens, 32, has 66 goals in 118 Serie A appearances since the start of the 2016-17 season, while Callejon – also 32 – has netted 28 goals and 37 assists in 120 games across the same period.

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