Modibo Diakite's agent is set to meet with officials from Napoli this week to finalise a move from Lazio.
The French defender is out of contract at the end of the season, and has been attracting interest from clubs all over Europe.
But despite reports last week indicating that Russian club Anzhi would pursue the centre-back,  it looks like the Partenopei are in pole position for his signature.
Ulisse Savini, the 25-year-old's representative, was set to meet with the club today, but according to Gianluca Di Marzio was struck down with flu.
The transfer specialist however, has insisted that he will liaise with Napoli within the next few days to agree a deal.
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