Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons has moved to suggest that he could still join Napoli in the summer.
The highly rated footballer was on the verge of signing for the Azzurri in the January transfer window, but the deal fell through at the final minute, prompting the Italian giants to sign Jorginho from Hellas Verona instead.
And while many believed it was Gonalons who had rejected the switch, he has now revealed that Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas instead pulled the plug on the deal.
“I have not refused last winter. With a contract until 2016, president Aulas has decided to keep hold of me,” Gonalons explained to Tuttosport.
“Should the opportunity present itself again, of course I can move to Napoli.”
Napoli are believed to be ready to reignite their interest in the France international despite signing Jorginho from Hellas Verona.
Maxime Gonalons, 25, has spent his entire career up to date at Lyon, making 137 league appearances and scoring 5 goals.
He has six France caps to his name, but having made just one appearances in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, the midfielder is unlikely to make les Bleus World Cup squad.
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