Napoli have slapped a massive €120m price tag on reported Liverpool and Man City target Fabian Ruiz. Spain international has impressed since replacing current Chelsea midfielder Jorginho at Napoli last summer, leading to rumours of interest from his homeland, as well as the Premier League.
Merseyside club are among the sides to be linked after his fantastic performance against them in the UCL, while also in contention are Man City, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus, although relations between the Italian pair are frosty.
Serie A giants are eager to keep hold of Fabian, who is in line for a bumper wage increase. As part of any new contract, Napoli want to insert a €120m release clause to deter any potential suitors. While his present deal still runs until 2023, they want to send a statement by raising his price tag significantly.
Blaugrana have already scouted the winner of this year’s Euro Under-21 Golden Player award, but Napoli are confident of keeping him, given president Aurelio De Laurentiis’s tough approach, which, for example, has helped them keep hold of Man United target Kalidou Koulibaly thus far.