Reports are spreading that Cagliari midfielder Nicolò Barella slammed the door on Napoli, leaving Inter as the favourites.
There had already been suggestions on Sportmediaset today that Inter were back in front of the chasing pack, which includes Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.
Now Sportitalia transfer pundit Alfredo Pedullà maintains Barella himself made it clear he has no intention of joining Napoli, whether it is in January or next season.
The Partenopei tried everything to coax the 21-year-old to the Stadio San Paolo, but he would prefer a move to Inter instead.
Cagliari’s asking price is at least €45m and Inter could help them buy replacement Nahitan Nandez from Boca Juniors for €16-18m.