Chelsea given green light to complete deal for Eden Hazard alternative

Chelsea have been given the greenlight to complete a deal for Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne after the player’s agent revealed his client’s brewing contract saga at Napoli.

Insigne, who is seen as an alternative to Eden Hazard, is currently on a €5 million-a-year (£4.3m) deal at Napoli which expires at the end of the season.

Vincenzo Pisacane, the agent of Lorenzo Insigne, has revealed Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has offered the Napoli captain a fifty per cent pay cut, seemingly opening the door for Chelsea to make a move for the winger.

“I must clarify that the contract offer comes with a 50% pay cut. I am an agent and I must defend the captain at any time,” Pisacane said, speaking to Italian outlet Il Roma.

“Usually, you offer more money when you want to extend a contract. Lorenzo was surprised [by Napoli offer]. There is mutual respect with Aurelio, but he knows that the proposal must be increased and not cut.”

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