Antonio Conte to sign this Man Utd player as his first Napoli signing

An Italian agent claims that Antonio Conte intends to bring a Manchester United player as his first signing at Napoli.

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According to Fabrizio Romano, Conte personally agreed to a three-year contract to take over the Serie A champions in 2023. The last few elements will need to be worked out before an official announcement is made.

After Luciano Spalletti’s unexpected resignation, Napoli, who placed tenth in the Serie A table this season, went through three permanent managers during the campaign.

Just a few months into the season, their horrendous championship defence was all but over, and Francesco Calzona, the club’s former coach, combined his position as head coach of the Slovakia national team with a brief tenure at the helm in Naples.

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Aurelio de Laurentiis, the president of Napoli, has now turned to four-time Serie A winner Conte to turn around his team’s performance.

The Italian is expected to rejoin management after a 13-month hiatus.

Additionally, Sofyan Amrabat is Gigi Iacomino’s top priority to strengthen his new midfield, Romano said in an interview with local publication Spazio Napoli.

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Due to multiple injuries, the Morocco international’s season at Old Trafford has been up and down. However, he gave an almost faultless performance in the FA Cup final as United defeated Manchester City 2-1.

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Conte also wants to add some important defensive players, such as Kim Min-jae, a former Manchester United target who joined Bayern Munich after leaving Napoli in the summer but has struggled this season in Germany.

Iacomino said: “Conte would have proposed several names to De Laurentiis.

“He would be hunting heavy shots in defence. Conte would like at least one, if not two, of [Milan] Skriniar, Kim and [Alessandro] Buongiorno for his defensive department.”

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