Napoli are confident they can haggle down the €35m Udinese asking price for Argentina international Rodrigo De Paul to just under €30m.
According to Il Mattino, Azzurri President Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to close a deal with the Pozzo family and will try to use his good relationship with the club to lower the €35m price-tag.
They are expected to bring that down to just under €30m, beating competition from Inter.
The paper reports that the Partenopei will offer the attacker €1.5m per year, more than double the amount he is currently earning in Udine.
The 25-year-old joined the Zebrette from Valencia in 2016 for just €3m and has gone on to establish himself as one of the better creative midfielders in the league, scoring nine times in 36 Serie A games this season, along with eight assists.
His performances in Udine also helped earn him four senior Argentina caps.