Napoli are reportedly going for Olympique Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula after Inter pulled out of the deal.
Imbula had been seen as the alternative to Geoffrey Kondogbia, although there remained rumours the Nerazzurri would sign both of them together.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Inter have now told Imbula and Marseille that they are free to discuss terms with other clubs, as they are no longer interested.
Napoli are next in line, leaping ahead of Milan, because they see him as a cheaper option compared to Udinese midfielder Allan.
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