Spartak Moscow are interested in taking rarely-used defender Nikola Maksimovic away from Napoli.
Sportitalia report the Russians, who are coached by Massimo Carrera, have made an initial approach to the Partenopei.
It seems that the Serbian centre-back is enthusiastic about the possible transfer to Moscow.
However, the two clubs are still a long way off agreeing terms.
Napoli fought hard to sign the 26-year-old from Torino in the summer of 2016 for a total €25m, but he has barely set foot on the pitch.
Maksimovic made a grand total of 16 competitive appearances for Napoli, scoring one goal.
He had also been mentioned as a possible makeweight in Napoli’s approach for Sassuolo winger Matteo Politano.