Maksimovic makes Napoli switch

Mirko Valdifiori has joined Torino, which sent defender Nikola Maksimovic the other way to Napoli.

Serbia and Torino defender Nikola Maksimovic's transfer saga came to an end with a season-long loan deal to Napoli — a move that will become permanent.

Maksimovic, 24, angered Torino coach Sinisa Mihajlovic in August with his attempts to force through a move. After a security alert at Frankfurt Airport reportedly delayed Maksimovic, Torino confirmed the loan move Wednesday.

The one-season deal comes with an obligation to purchase ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

A player going in the other direction is Mirko Valdifiori, the midfielder completing a permanent move to the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino. Valdifiori, 30, struggled to break through at Napoli following his move from Empoli ahead of last season.

The moves continued a busy offseason for Torino, which has welcomed the likes of Joe Hart and Adem Ljajic to its squad.