Napoli will switch their attention to Liverpool’s Pepe Reina if they fail to sign Julio Cesar from QPR.
The latter is available for transfer after his club’s relegation, with Napoli and Roma two Italian sides paired with his services.
The Azzurri were thought to be in a strong position for the Brazilian, but wrapping up a deal for the ex-Inter man is proving problematic.
It is being claimed that Napoli have given Julio Cesar a 24-hour deadline to make a decision on whether he wants a move to the Stadio San Paolo or not.
New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez knows Reina well given that the Spaniard signed him in 2005 while in charge of Liverpool.