Nigeria international striker Odion Ighalo is not among the names Italian Serie A side have on their list when the transfer window opens in January, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Ighalo was linked with a move to the Serie A side in 2016 before his big money move to Chinese side Chanchung Yatai from English Premier League outfit Watford. In China he has enjoyed a high degree of success.
However his goals were unable to save his club from relegation to the second division in China and speculations about a move away has surfaced for the striker who is currently the first choice striker for the senior national team of Nigeria.
Chanchung Yatai are keen on keeping him to boost their chance of an instant return to the top flight but they are not opposed to him leaving preferably on loan before they regain their top flight status.
Napoli have had a long standing interest in his service but it was coach Maurizo Sarri who is now at Chelsea that was very keen on acquiring him as his playing style suits the Nigerian forward.
New coach of Napoli, Carlo Ancelloti doesn’t play same way hence a move for Ighalo won’t be happening in January or anytime soon as the Italian coach has other players lined up to boost his squad.