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Napoli still in Marko Pjaca hunt as Dinamo Zagreb deny AC Milan deal

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It looked like Pjaca was bound to wear rossonero, but now Napoli are back in the chase.

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After it was reported that Napoli had made a huge offer to Dinamo Zagreb for Marko Pjaca and Marko Rog, things quickly turned sour for Napoli fans hoping to see Pjaca rampage down the wings. It was reported that AC Milan were close to a €25 million deal to sign the young Croatian international, and it looked like he'd be at the San Siro before long. Now, though, that's starting to look questionable at best, because the same Dinamo Zagreb executive who revealed Napoli's offer is talking again.

Reports indicated that Milan CEO Adriano Galliani was supposed to be in Zagreb to work on finalizing the agreement, but according to Tomislav Svetina, that's anything but the case. "I read that [Galliani] was in Zagreb, Svetina told a Croatian news outlet, "but he didn't speak with any of us." He waved off Galliani's supposed presence in the city as a tourist trip, and declared that the club's only focus on the day was their Champions League qualifying tie coming up next week.

If it's true that Milan don't have a deal in place and that Pjaca is still on the market, that leaves the door open for Napoli to continue their effort to sign him and Rog. It would be an excellent signing for the partenopei to improve their side for both next season and the long-term, and one that they absolutely should continue to work on.

Come to Naples, Marko. The water's fine.