Napoli will start negotiations with Bari to purchase a 50 per cent stake in Sergio Almiron, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 30-year-old playmaker is considered a valid alternative to Gokhan Inler, Napoli's No 1 choice for a central midfield role.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has offered €10m for the Switzerland international only to discover that Udinese are holding out for a figure closer to €15m.
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