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Swansea fail in club-record bid for Napoli striker

Swansea CitySwansea City fans will be retiring to the corners of the Tavern after Italian football reporter Gianluca Dimarzio reported that Napoli have turned down a club-record bid from Swansea City for Manolo Gabbiadini.

The Italian international striker, who has also featured for several other Serie A clubs in the form of Atalanta, Juventus, Bologna and Sampdoria, signed for Napoli in an £8.75 million move last January. Since then, he has become a vital component in Maurizio Sarri’s side.

The 24-year old is predominantly a striker, but is a versatile forward and can also play as a secondary striker or out wide.

Reports claim that Swansea submitted a €22 million bid (£16 million) for Gabbiadini, which was immediately turned down by Napoli.

It is also reported that Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund are in the race for the signature of Gabbiadini, who has netted once and provided 2 assists in nine league appearances, as well as scoring four goals in four Europa League appearances this campaign.

Our landlord thinks that Swansea are desperate for a striker, with the Welsh side having also been linked to Fiorentina’s Giueseppe Rossi and QPR’s Charlie Austin in recent weeks as they look to acquire a goalscorer who can save the club from relegation.

However, it now seems unlikely that Huw Jenkins will bid any more than the initial £16 million that he offered for the Italian.

Swansea City fans, which striker would you like your club to sign? Let us know in the comments below!

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