Manchester Metropolis had scouts watching Napoli ahead Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on the weekend, in accordance with 90min.com.
The web site says that representatives from the Premier League champions have been “in attendance” as Georgia misplaced 3-1 to Spain in a European Championship qualifier.
Kvaratskhelia additionally has loads of different suitors, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Newcastle stated to have despatched observers on Sunday night as effectively.
The 22-year-old, who has been nicknamed “Kvaradona” after Diego Maradona, would have impressed these watching on as he bought on the scoresheet in opposition to Spain, slotting away Georgia’s equaliser to make it 1-1.
It’s been a productive worldwide break for Kvaratskhelia, who additionally scored a brace in opposition to Scotland in a 2-2 draw final week.
Napoli received’t permit Kvaratskhelia to depart with out a battle
The Serie A champions are at present making an attempt to tie down the Georgian worldwide to a brand new contract. The winger solely moved to Italy final summer time, and his present deal expires in 2027, however they’re eager to stop him from leaving.
With Victor Osimhen additionally being tipped for a switch, Napoli are very reluctant to promote two of their key gamers in such a brief area of time.
Do Metropolis must signal one other winger?
Pep Guardiola’s facet just lately splashed out on Jeremy Doku, with the Belgian worldwide having price £55.5m to convey him in from Rennes final summer time.
With Kvaratskhelia preferring to play on the identical wing as Doku, it will be a shock if Metropolis needed to take a position a hefty sum on the same participant.
You’d assume that, if the Cityzens do make a concerted effort to purchase Kvaratskhelia, both in January or on the finish of the season, it will spell the tip for Jack Grealish.
The England worldwide has not had the best season to this point, having failed to attain in 13 appearances in all competitions.