AC Milan & Napoli chase Brescia's Salamon

By Elia Raimondo

Bartosz Salamon finds himself in the midst of a transfer tug-of-war between AC Milan and Napoli, as the defensive midfielder appears to be on the verge of leaving Brescia.

The youngster, who joined the Lombardian club when he was just 15, came into noticeable form two years ago at Foggia under Zdenek Zeman, now at Roma. But while he is liked by the Czech coach, he sees no reason to sign him.

German side Bayer Leverkusen are also reportedly interested in the Pole, but it is understood that his priority is to stay in Italy, and Brescia president Luigi Corioni has already been informed about his wishes to move on in the near future.

However, Salamon will not come cheap as the Serie B outfit are holding out for a figure of around 5 million. Still, it has not deterred Milan director Ariedo Braida or his Napoli counterpart Riccardo Bigon from registering an interest.

It is also believed that the Rossoneri would play him at centre-back, while the southern Italians hope the 19-year-old follows his Brescia predecessor Marek Hamsik to the San Paolo, where he would take up a place in central midfield.