Napoli Lean Towards Lainer

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Serie A hotshots Napoli are said to be closing in on a deal with Salzburg defender Stefan Lainer.

Sky Italia has learned that the Austrian international is set to join the Partenopei in a deal expected to be worth around €10 million.

Lainer was an integral part of Salzburg’s Europa League campaign last season when the Austrian side reached the semi-final of the competition.  

He made 14 appearances at the international stage last season helping his team with a goal and five assists.

The 22-year-old defender also added 33 T-Mobile Bundesliga displays, while also contributing two goals and further five assists in the Austrian championship.