Napoli are set to reignite their interest in Inter midfielder Matias Vecino as they seek cover for the injured Diego Demme.

German midfielder Demme suffered a serious knee ligament injury during Napoli’s preseason friendly against Pro Vercelli yesterday, and report that coach Luciano Spalletti will turn to Vecino as his replacement.

Spalletti worked with the Uruguay international during his own tenure at the helm of Inter, between 2017 and 2019, and the coach would be open to reuniting with him at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Vecino struggled to establish himself as a starter for Inter last season under former coach Antonio Conte, having fought back from a serious knee injury of his own, and was limited to just eight league appearances for the champions.

The 29-year-old’s agent, Alessandro Lucci, is believed to have already been in contact with Napoli over a potential switch, as the Partenopei work on contingencies in the event that Demme is ruled out for much of the season.