With Ever Banega reportedly too expensive, Napoli are set to go in for another Valencia midfielder this month.
Il Roma claim that the Partenopei were quoted €20m for the Argentina international, plus wages of €4.5m per season.
Rafa Benitez’s men apparently baulked at those figures, and have instead turned their attention to Dani Parejo.
The 24-year-old Real Madrid graduate will be available for around €10m, and will allegedly settle for wages of €2m per year.
The Spain U21 international has been in-and-out of the Che XI this term, playing in 12 League games.