Napoli president claims Serie A club are closing in on Swansea striker

first_img Michu in action for Swansea Napoli’s negotiations with Swansea over Michu are ‘well under way’ but no agreement has been reached, according to president Aurelio De Laurentiis.The Spanish forward had a revelatory first season at the Liberty Stadium following his low-key arrival from Rayo Vallecano, but he was hampered by injury last term and managed just six goals in all competitions.Napoli, managed by Michu’s compatriot Rafael Benitez, have been long-term admirers of the 28-year-old and are understood to be keen on a year-long loan with the option of a permanent £8million to follow.Michu’s fitness issues last season mean the structuring of that deal could be a sticking point with Swans, and De Laurentiis admitted nothing concrete has been decided.“Some situations will begin to unlock in the first days of August. We are not only looking for the name, but a profile that is useful to the team and the coach,” he told Calcionews24.“Michu? Negotiations are well under way for months but there is still no agreement reached.” 1last_img read more


first_imgDaniel gets Freedom oSinger Daniel O’Donnell is to receive the freedom of the county.The millionaire singer, 50, is to be given the award after an announcement by Mayor of Donegal Cllr Noel McBride said the award is being made in recognition of Daniel’s “outstanding contribution” as an ambassador for his native county.Daniel will be conferred with the Freedom of Donegal at a ceremony on June 22nd at County House in Lifford. His family and friends are all expected to turn up at the ceremony which is rarely awarded.This Sunday the star will officially open the Daniel O’Donnell Visitor’s Centre in Dungloe.   DANIEL TO GET THE FREEDOM OF DONEGAL was last modified: May 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more