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Report: Napoli join Juventus in the race to sign André Gomes from Valencia

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One Italian team can say they're a five-time defending league champion. The other one can't. Go ahead and guess which one is which.

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Get used to hearing about Andre Gomes, folks. Not because he's a lock to sign with Juventus this summer, but due to the fact that Juve are one of the leading candidates currently being talked about in bringing the Portuguese midfielder to their club.

It was just a couple of days ago that we heard from one of Italy's most popular sports newspapers that Juve were closing in signing Gomes. On Tuesday, things were a little bit different. That's because on top of talk about Juventus being an involved party in negotiations with the player, now we have word that Serie A's current second-place team, Napoli, is throwing its name into the Gomes transfer hat.

In fact Andre Gomes' agent Jose Mendes is expected in Italy likely on Friday, he could have some meetings in Milano for his client. A summit with Juventus is certainly expected and Mendes will likely also meet with Napoli or someone representing them. After this trip on Italy more will be known about Andre Gomes' future.

Andre Gomes also has suitors outside of Italy. Manchester United continues to be interested. Serie A clubs continue to monitor the situation and hope to land one of the best midfielder prospects on the market- what looks likely is that Andre Gomes is on his way out at Valencia.

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

Juventus can say they offer Champions League football next season. The same can be said for Napoli. Manchester United? Well they could probably offer a lot of money, and then the possibility of playing in the Europa League. Other than that? Well, I don't really know right now.

What we do know is the talk of Juventus trying to sign Gomes isn't slowing down at all. And with the season coming to a close in less than a month, it's probably going to continue being that way. What's going to happen when there are no Juve games to talk about? Well, that would be who's coming to Juventus during the summer transfer window. That's pretty simple to figure out.

There may be more competition now, but if that supposed meeting between super-agent Mendes and Juventus goes well later this week, then this reported interest from Napoli may just be talk — and that's it.