Napoli sent scouts to watch Angers SCO defensive midfielder Baptiste Santamaria in action this evening, claim L’Equipe.
According to the French paper, representatives of the Partenopei were in the stands for tonight’s Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyonnais at the Groupama Stadium.
They probably won't have been too impressed, considering Angers lost 6-0.
Aston Villa had already made a €10m offer for the 24-year-old, including performance-related bonuses, but Angers resisted.
It was reported at the time that Santamaria was irritated by the situation, as he had been promised an easy exit if an important club came around.
He made 40 competitive appearances for Angers last season, scoring one goal.