Napoli and Fiorentina are locked in the battle for Atalanta starlet Alberto Grassi, La Gazzetta dello Sport can reveal.
The Azzurri appear to have abandoned their attempts to recruit a high-profile central midfielder having failed to lure any of Andre Gomes, Hector Herrera, Lucas Biglia and Christoph Kramer to Stadio San Paolo.
According to the latest reports, Napoli have turned their attention to Alberto Grassi, yet another impressive product of world-famous Atalanta youth academy.
The Azzurri have reportedly submitted a proposal worth €10 million for the talented footballer, but they are facing stiff competition from Serie A rivals Fiorentina.
Viola are ready to pay €7 million for Grassi and at the same time allow striker Ryder Matos to join Atalanta on loan.
Orobici hope to secure the best possible price for their prized possession and they are waiting for Fiorentina to return with an improved bid before making the final decision.