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‘Napoli want to lose Milik for free’

Fabrizio De Vecchi, an intermediary who is negotiating Milik’s Napoli exit says the Partenopei seem willing to lose the striker for free despite offers from Premier League, Atletico and Marseille.

Milik runs out of his Napoli contract this coming June and Napoli have left him out of their Serie A and Europa League squad lists as the player does not want to sign a contract extension.

“Arek has thought about his future for long time,” De Vecchi told AS.

“He was very attached to his teammates and to the city, but in the end he decided to leave. A 26-year-old has the right to make such choices at this stage of his career.

“He acted as a real professional. He’s been training, sometimes even twice a day. Napoli left him out of their squad and our lawyers are analysing the club’s behaviour with him.”

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Napoli have received several offers in January, but they are only open to selling the player for €15-18m. Atletico Madrid were one of the clubs interested in signing him.

“The deal collapsed because Napoli did not accept Atletico’s offer. They want more money than Atletico can spend,” De Vecchi confirmed.

“There have been offers from Premier League clubs and Marseille too, but nobody will match Napoli’s demands.

“Milik wants to return to the pitch, he is motivated, but I don’t know what will happen in June with Atletico Madrid.”

Roma and Juventus are also being linked with signing the player as a free agent at the end of the season.

“Their interest confirm the worth of Milik. Both clubs came close to signing him, but somehow, the transfer collapsed. I can’t exclude they will try to sign him again, they are top clubs and it’s natural for them to be interested in a big player like Arek.”

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