Leicester City Eye Move for Napoli Outcast Adam Ounas

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Adam Ounas will likely leave Napoli during this transfer window
Adam Ounas will likely leave Napoli during this transfer window / ISABELLA BONOTTO/Getty Images
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Adam Ounas is set to leave SSC Napoli during this transfer window, with a number of clubs said to be interested in the winger.

The Premier League has been suggested as a possible destination for the 23-year-old, with West Ham initially tipped to make a move.

However, according to Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Leicester City are also keen on Ounas and are willing to offer the Algerian a higher salary than his current contract at Napoli.

The report adds that the Foxes value Ounas below €10m, which is lower than the €15m-€18m suggested when West Ham were in the picture.

Nahitan Nandez is a target for Napoli
Nahitan Nandez is a target for Napoli / Silvia Lore/Getty Images

Napoli are also understood to be keen on using the winger in a part-exchange deal as they set their sights on signing Nahitan Nandez.

The Cagliari midfielder is believed to be valued in excess of €35m by his club, with Napoli looking to use Ounas in a deal which would drastically lower the fee to around €15m.

While Leicester are willing to pay the player €2.2m which would see the Algerian pocket an extra €700k per-season compared to his deal at Napoli, the Foxes will likely be told to pay up if they want their man.

Nice decided against making Ounas' loan permanent
Nice decided against making Ounas' loan permanent / VALERY HACHE/Getty Images

The winger spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, making 16 appearances in the process.

Ounas scored twice and made four goals for his teammates, but the French club took the decision not to activate a €25m option-to-buy clause.

The Algerian put on some good displays towards the end of the campaign, but his loan spell was largely hampered by injuries and fitness set-backs.

Should Napoli be able to agree a player-exchange deal with Cagliari which sees Ounas and Nandez swap clubs, the 23-year-old is expected to demand that the Serie A side matches Leicester's €2.2m per-season contract offer.

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