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Chelsea, Napoli tangle over Antonio Candreva as well — report

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Part of me thinks we're just doing this to be the fly in Napoli's ointment.  Part of me hopes we're doing this just to annoy Di Laurentiis.

Or maybe there is real interest as previous rumors tenuously claimed.  Antonio Candreva did quite well at Euro 2016 for Antonio Conte before suffering a tournament-ending injury.

Or maybe it's just one big tangled mess between Chelsea, Napoli, Koulibaly, Candreva, and let's throw Higuain in there as well, just for [ships] and giggles.

Here's Di Marzio with the lowdown, as Napoli look to secure the 29-year-old versatile midfielder-winger-wingback's signature from Lazio.

Chelsea have inserted themselves into the discussion for Antonio Candreva amid negotiations between the player and Napoli. A 24 million euro plus bonus bid was agreed with Lazio [but] the call could be for Candreva to decide his future, in Italy or on a journey abroad.

-source: Gianluca Di Marzio

Apparently the negotiations are hung up over image rights (modern football!), which have supposedly given Chelsea the chance to gazump.  Gazump, gazump, gazumpheit!

Signing Candreva, according to the report, could finally grease the wheels of the Cuadrado-to-Juventus transfer loan layaway as well.

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