Napoli are showing an interest in River Plate’s Colombian defender Eder Alvarez Balanta.
The 20-year-old was specifically requested by Coach Rafa Benitez after today’s summit with President Aurelio De Laurentiis, according to the Corriere dello Sport.
The Partenopei are lining up a formal offer for the centre-back, who is valued at approximately €1.5m.
Balanta grew up in the River Plate youth academy and was upgraded to the senior squad in July 2012.
He made nine appearances for the side and scored two goals.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.