Napoli are worried by recurring injuries to Tottenham star Wilson Palacios, so turn their attention to American Michael Bradley.
The Partenopei have been linked with midfielder Palacios for several weeks, but there has been a sudden stall in negotiations.
It's reported they are concerned by the recurring knee injury that has plagued Palacios throughout this season.
As Spurs are pushing to raise the price-tag too, it's possible Napoli could turn their attention elsewhere.
The most likely candidate, according to the Corriere dello Sport, is Bradley.
The 23-year-old American midfielder is owned by Borussia Monchengladbach, but spent this term on loan at Aston Villa.
As the Germans were relegated, he is aiming to move away and had also been linked with Roma.
The Giallorossi would be an understandable option, as the club is now owned by American investor Thomas Di Benedetto and his colleagues.