Napoli are reportedly in negotiations with Villarreal for Jonathan De Guzman, but face competition from QPR.
According to Sky Sport Italia, the talks have formally begun in earnest with an intermediary spotted at the Stadio San Paolo.
The Partenopei are eager to sign midfielder De Guzman on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
The 26-year-old Dutch international already impressed Rafa Benitez when playing for Swansea City against Napoli in the Europa League last season.
He spent the last two years at Swansea on loan and returned to Villarreal this summer.
However, it’s also rumoured QPR threaten to throw a spanner in the works by offering €7m to buy De Guzman outright.