Man Utd and Chelsea transfers fall through as Napoli race to sign ‘mini-Kaka’ prodigy

Napoli have reportedly entered the race to sign Celta Vigo’s Gabri Veiga.

Chelsea and Manchester United are among the clubs that have already expressed interest in the midfielder.

Napoli have joined the race to sign Gabri Veiga


Napoli have joined the race to sign Gabri VeigaPhoto credit: Getty

Veiga, dubbed ‘Mini-Kaka’, scored 11 goals and provided four assists in La Liga last season.

His performances for Celta have made him a target for numerous top European clubs.

Accordingly Gazzetta dello SportNapoli are the latest side to show interest in signing the 21-year-old.

The Serie A champions had turned down a £26m bid from Celta on Monday but plan to increase his offer.

Celta are understood to only be willing to sell Veiga if his £34m release clause is activated.

The report adds that Veiga has recently changed his agent and that Napoli’s quest for the forthcoming signing of Jens Cajuste from Reims will not be dented.

Several Premier League clubs are in talks over the potential signing of Veiga this summer.

Chelsea were the first to express an interest in the midfielder before Liverpool started talks in June.




However, Veiga is understood to still be on Chelsea’s list of potential midfield signings as Mauricio Pochettino looks to expand his options.

Arsenal and Tottenham have also been linked, with the latter identifying Veiga as replacing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The Denmark international could leave north London before the window closes due to interest from Atletico Madrid.

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