Napoli have reportedly rejected a bid of €21m plus bonuses from Torino for winger Simone Verdi.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Napoli are not prepared to make a loss on the €25m they paid Bologna to sign Verdi last summer.
Toro have been heavily linked with the 27-year-old as they step up plans for a campaign of Europa League football.
However, the newspaper warns they must do better than their opening offer, while Sampdoria have also been linked.
On the other hand, the Partenopei may need to shift the former Milan attacker if they are to match Real Madrid’s €42m asking price for James Rodriguez.