Inter have often been linked with a move for Faouzi Ghoulam but, for a number of reasons, no deal has ever come to fruition.
Now it seems the Algerian left-back is ready to leave Napoli, but not for the Nerazzurri. Atlético Madrid are determined to sign him this summer, and there is no chance of him renewing his contract with the Partenopei, which expires in 2018.
His new agent Jorge Mendes will ensure he joins Los Colchoneros, with a fee of around €20 million being suggested by Tuttosport.
However, Real Madrid could make a last-gasp effort to thwart their city rivals in their pursuit of a long-term replacement for Filipe Luís.