Agent: 'Napoli interest Modibo Diakite'

Napoli's Blerim Dzemaili is mobbed by team mates after scoring the opener against Torino on March 30, 2013
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Modibo Diakite's agent admits that the defender is eager to swap Lazio for Napoli this summer.

The agent of Modibo Diakite has confirmed that his client would give strong consideration to a move to Napoli.

The Naples-based club reportedly view the 26-year-old defender as the ideal replacement for Hugo Campagnaro, who recently revealed that he was in transfer talks with Inter Milan.

Discussing the possibility of a switch for the Lazio player, representative Ulisse Savini has conceded that Napoli would be his "first choice".

"Napoli are the first option for Diakite. To sign we are ready to make a financial sacrifice. He has undergone a medical in France because he suffered a bad injury four years ago, and that check with the doctor who did the surgery was planned. But he hasn't had medicals with Napoli yet," Savini told Radio CDC.

"We are not far from an agreement with Napoli. In the player's mind Napoli is the first choice. With what we lived at Lazio we can write a book. After Easter, I think we will define the situation with Napoli."

Diakite joined Lazio from Pescara back in 2006.

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TeamPGDPTS
1Juventus122431
2Roma121428
3Napoli11821
4Sampdoria11620
5Lazio12519
6Genoa11419
7AC Milan11417
8Udinese11017
9Inter Milan11316
10Hellas Verona11-514
11Fiorentina11013
12Palermo11-613
13Sassuolo11-512
14Torino11-512
15Cagliari11010
16Empoli11-710
17Atalanta BC12-810
18AC Chievo Verona11-88
19Cesena11-107
20Parma11-146