Napoli make Sanchez offer
Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo has revealed Serie A rivals Napoli have made an offer for Alexis Sanchez.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 07/07/11 10:29am
Udinese owner Giampaolo Pozzo has revealed Serie A rivals Napoli have made an offer for in-demand winger Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean is currently on Copa America duty and European champions Barcelona are favourites to secure his signature ahead of the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Inter Milan.
However, Napoli have made a late move to sign Sanchez, despite Udinese's sporting director Fabrizio Larini revealing earlier in the week that the 22-year-old's heart is set on joining Barcelona.
Sanchez is valued at €50million (£45m) by Udinese and Pozzo does not expect a resolution to the situation until after the Copa America.
When asked about the chances of Sanchez joining Napoli this summer, Pozzo said: "Nothing is impossible.
"(Napoli president) Aurelio (De Laurentiis) has pleasantly surprised me because he wants to achieve big things and wants to win the scudetto.
"He has made an interesting financial offer for Sanchez. The deal would be complicated.
"We will have to wait until the Copa America is over and then consider how many pretenders there are and how many clubs are really interested in Sanchez.
"We need to understand who the real suitors of this champion player are. We have spoken to two clubs but nothing serious has come out of it.
"Napoli are interested and De Laurentiis has made an important offer. But in order for the deal to be completed, the three parties have to be in agreement.
"Hence, we will wait until the end of the Copa America."