Espanyol chief Planes reveals Napoli approach for Victor Ruiz

Espanyol director of sport Ramon Planes has confirmed Napoli are in talks for defender Victor Ruiz. Ruiz, 21, is regarded among Spain's brightest defensive talents.

Espanyol director of sport Ramon Planes has confirmed Napoli are in talks for defender Victor Ruiz.

Ruiz, 21, is regarded among Spain's brightest defensive talents.

Planes said: “There is no official proposal. We are in the initial phase of negotiations with Napoli.

“It's possible that Napoli director of sport Riccardo Bigon is in Barcelona because he travels a lot. Fiorentina are also interested but it would make me happy if Victor stays in Barcelona because he is an important play.

“However, if a good offer were to arrive, it's clear that the club would sell. In fact Espanyol are already looking for an alternative to Ruiz.”

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