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Report: Tottenham boost over Lorenzo Insigne

Calciomercato.It reports that Tottenham Hotspur are looking on as Napoli struggle to agree a new contract with Lorenzo Insigne.

What’s the story?

Gazzetta Dello Sport reported on Monday evening that Insigne wants around £114,000-a-week to pen fresh terms at Stadio San Paolo.

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The 30-year-old is out of contract in the summer. And unsurprisingly, Napoli want to keep the forward, who has two goals and three assists in Serie A this season.

With an agreement yet to be reached, it is clear that Napoli are reluctant to meet their captain’s demands.

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But Calciomercato.It has outlined just how big the gulf between the two parties currently is – and it is very good news for Tottenham.

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According to the latest report, Napoli have never offered more than £57,000-a-week. Obviously, that is around half what Insigne is looking for.

Calciomercato.It adds that Spurs are watching on.

Gap between Insigne and Napoli must give Tottenham hope of summer deal

Insigne signing a new contract with Napoli can surely not be ruled out. He is a legendary figure at the club, making over 400 appearances in all competitions.

But the gap is an encouraging one for Tottenham. Napoli will have to make a giant leap to go near Insigne’s demands.

And Spurs can, of course, start negotiating a pre-contract deal in January.

Admittedly, a resolution in January is unlikely, unless he can reach an agreement with Napoli.

But Tottenham’s presence puts some pressure on the Italian club.

What is clear is that Napoli have a lot of work to do to ensure that Insigne goes nowhere.

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