Italians news outfit Calcio Napoli 24 did claim on Monday that the agent of West Ham fullback Arthur Masuaku is looking for a January move for the Frenchman.
The reports say a move to the Serie A could be on the cards, with Francesco Lingenti saying: “I offered Arthur to Giuntoli (Napoli director of sport) three years ago, then two years ago and now he has probably got the idea, along with Juventus, Genoa and Milan,”
“Of course there have been talks. The player is being watched very carefully by a few clubs, including Napoli.
“We almost signed for Genoa three years ago, then Olympiakos created problems and the deal fell through. Juventus were the first side to send scouts for him four years ago, when he was at Valenciennes in Ligue 1.
“Serie A is our objective and hopefully he’ll be there in January. For now, Juventus, Napoli and Genoa are in the lead. However, he’d only go to Juventus if the Bianconeri sold Alex Sandro.
“Giuntoli has always liked him. I don’t know if he would be brought in to pave the way for Ghoulam’s exit, but he would certainly be a luxury alternative to have.
“West Ham’s asking price is around €9-10m, as they paid €7m to get him from Olympiakos in 2016.”
However, the player himself has taken to Twitter to counter those claims, posting: “In order to avoid any misunderstandings, i’d like to stress out that neither me or my agent (Panos Galariotis) know mr. from Italy… So everything that is published is completely false. I’m only focused on helping my team achieve its goals.”
In order to avoid any misunderstandings i’d like to stress out that neither me or my agent (Panos Galariotis) know mr. from Italy… So everything that is published is completely false.
I’m only focused on helping my team achieve its goals.
— Arthur Masuaku (@ArthurMasuaku) November 13, 2017
The 24-year-old left-back arrived from Olympiacos for £6.2 million 2 summers ago on a 4-year deal.
He’s has found Aaron Cresswell tough competition to displace, with both splitting time in the role.
Masuaku has featured in 6 league games this term, and with a new manager in David Moyes at the London Stadium, he has a chance to prove his worth all over again.
Apparently, he’s not looking to leave West Ham anytime soon as suggested by Lingenti, and he has also used the opportunity to reveal who his real agent is.