Napoli chief paves way clear for star exit


President Aurelio De Laurentiis has opened the door for forward Manolo Gabbiadini to leave Napoli in the January transfer window.
The Partenopei have already agreed a deal with Serie A rivals Genoa to sign Leonardo Pavoletti for a fee in the region of 15 million euros and that heightened speculation that Gabbiadini would be making way for the new signing. Wolfsburg, Everton and Stoke City have all been linked with a raid for the 25-year-old and De Laurentiis has suggested that the player’s inability to fit in with Maurizio Sarri’s style will see him offloaded. De Laurentiis told Radio Kiss Kiss: “Gabbiadini scored many goals at Sampdoria and also here under Rafa Benitez, so with a system other than the one Sarri uses he should have a better chance of being decisive. “I thought that his performance in the first season was due to physical issues, but that wasn’t the case. He is simply not suited to Sarri’s football. “Something that doesn’t fit cannot be made to fit, like an out of key note in a harmony. Sarri cannot lose points to help one player improve.”