Napoli are reported to be lining up a €40m move for Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa.
The 20-year-old has caught the eye of leading clubs around Italy and Europe with his performances for the Viola this season.
He recently signed a contract to remain with his hometown club until 2022, insisting the Florenceside are ‘a top club’ and that it is an ‘honour’ to wear the Viola shirt.
However, Il Mattino claim that this will not put off Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis from making a bid for the player, who is an Italy U21 international.
According to the Italian newspaper, the Partenopei chief is looking to sign young, hungry Italian players in his quest to land the Scudetto ahead of Juventus.
Other reports claim the San Paolo side are also on the verge of securing the signature of Bologna forward Simone Verdi.