The captain’s contract is due to expire at the end of this season and negotiations for a renewal are practically non-existent.
This is partly due to financial constraints at the club, but also President Aurelio De Laurentiis still smarting over the December 2019 dressing room ‘mutiny’ within the squad, who refused to go into a training retreat.
It’s reported Napoli have proposed a pay cut for the new contract, creating a gap of €2m per season between offer and demand.
Inter have made an initial approach, but not a firm bid, believed to be €15m plus Alexis Sanchez.
Napoli would prefer a cash sum and even better if they can sell him abroad, which makes interest from Rafa Benitez’s Everton and Russians Zenit St Petersburg more appetising for the club.
Sky Sport Italia insist the asking price for Insigne is €30m, but they are prepared to drop to €25m.