It is reported that Napoli will turn their attention to signing Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva, rather than Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini.
The Partenopei have been heavily linked with both Premier League players this summer, though it appeared that the Red Devils player was Rafa Benitez’s preferred target.
However, Gazzetta Dello Sport claim that the Old Trafford club would want a fee of at least €4.5 to take the Belgian on loan for the upcoming season.
This is said to have put Napoli off, and President Aurelio De Laurentiis has now reportedly told sporting director Riccardo Bigon to target the Brazilian Lucas instead.
Benitez signed Lucas for Liverpool during his spell as Anfield boss.
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