Sampdoria are reportedly working on a deal to sign Napoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli.
According to Calciomercato.com, Tonelli is a prime target for Samp boss Marco Giampaolo, who worked with the stopper at Empoli.
However, the website warns Napoli are playing hardball over the 28-year-old, demanding an obligation to buy for the Blucerchiati if they take him on loan.
Alternatively, Il Secolo XI claims a permanent transfer would set Samp back €7m – a fee they deem ‘excessive’.
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