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Mercato Madness: Napoli considering bringing Salvatore Sirigu home

With Paris Saint-Germain apparently considering signing Hugo Lloris, Napoli might be considering taking advantage and snapping up PSG's current goalkeeper.

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Despite just signing a contract extension earlier this season, it seems that Italian international goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu might be leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The French giants seem set on getting their hands on Hugo Lloris, with rumors flying that they're trying to pry the French #1 out of Tottenham Hotspur's grasp.

That deal would leave Sirigu somewhat adrift, as while Sirigu is plenty good, Lloris in unquestionably better. With the Italian looking for a new home and Napoli appearing to have a rather unsettled goalkeeper situation, well lookie here, a solution for all!

Sirigu, who turned 28 in January, would give Napoli their best goalkeeper in some time, and at his age he's just starting to hit his prime. He's given up just 34 goals in 38 all-competitions appearances, and has kept 14 clean sheets on the season. Sirigu has certainly been helped to some degree by PSG's strong defense, as evidenced by his shakier form for Italy behind their sometimes laughable defense, but he's also become a much steadier and more well-rounded goalkeeper since joining PSG in 2011.

Napoli wouldn't be the only Italian team after Sirigu, as Roma and Inter Milan are also believed to be monitoring his situation in Paris. It wouldn't be the slightest bit shocking to see AC Milan or maybe, just maybe, even Juventus enter the bidding. It'd be a tough road to get him to be sure, but if Napoli could find a way to pull it off, it would be well worth the effort.

Sirigu is good, the best Italian keeper outside of Gigi Buffon by a mile right now, and even the potential of a Mattia Perin or Simone Scuffet may not be able to beat him over the next few seasons. If Napoli want to help themselves compete both in the league and in Europe, getting Sirigu would be a fine way to help them do just that.