There have been consistent reports that the French club is prepared to pay the full €63m (£54m) buy-out clause in the star's contract, and the Brazilian sporting director believes he could get his man.
“The negotiations are continuing. We remain in contact and there could be new developments over the next few days.”
Leonardo is currently in Ischia – an island off the coast of Naples – on vacation, but he expects to move the deal along over the course of the coming week.
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- Aurelio De Laurentiis
- Il Mattino