Napoli representatives flew out for talks with Nice, as they are prepared to pay the €40m release clause for Jean Michael Seri.
The midfielder turns 27 next month and the release clause expires on July 15, so the deal must be done by then.
After his agent Franklin Mala said the Partenopei were “in pole position and Seri prefers Naples to anywhere else,” it seems they took the hint.
Director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli flew out to France, claim Calcionapoli24, and informed Nice of their intentions.
Ivory Coast international Seri is a big investment, but one who provided two goals and 10 assists in 43 competitive games for Nice this season.
He had also been heavily linked with Arsenal, while a move to Barcelona fell apart in the final stages last year.
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