La Joya is a free agent after his contract with Juventus was allowed to run down, a previously-agreed €10m per season extension withdrawn by the club.
TyC Sport claimed today that the only proposal ready to meet Dybala’s €6m per season demands is from Roma.
However, the Corriere della Sera online edition insists this evening that Napoli are prepared to match that with their own €6m per season wages.
That would burst through the proposed new salary cap at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona of circa €3.5m per season.
However, the club had been prepared to break it anyway with €6m for Kalidou Koulibaly, who turned it down to join Chelsea for €40m instead.
That figure therefore might’ve been budgeted and can instead be used for Dybala.
There is another problem, though, as President Aurelio De Laurentiis demands all Napoli players sign over their image rights to the club and that could be a sticking point for Dybala.