Inter Milan and Napoli are both ready to move for Sampdoria defender Giovanni Leoni, with both pursuing the same plan.

This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInterNews. The broadcaster report that both the Nerazzurri and the Partenopei want to sign the 17-year-old this summer then loan him back to Sampdoria.

Teenage defender Leoni spent last season on loan at Sampdoria.

The 17-year-old was at the Marassi on loan from Padova.

Despite his young age, Leoni carved out a place for himself at the heart of the Ligurian side’s defense.

Sampdoria had a purchase option to sign Leoni from Padova for 1.5 million. And there was never any question that they would exercise this.

And a sale for a profit is looking very likely this summer.

Inter see Leoni as a target. Reportedly, they want to sign the 17-year-old this summer, and then send him back to Sampdoria on loan for next season.

The Nerazzurri reportedly had scouts watching Leoni during a Serie B match between Sampdoria and Ternana in April.

Inter & Napoli Go Head-To-Head For Giovanni Leoni

Inter are not the only team keen on Leoni though. Juventus and Torino are reportedly also keen from within Serie A.

And then the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Monaco have reportedly shown an interest in bringing the teenage defender to the Premier League and Ligue 1 respectively.

According to Sky, however, Inter’s biggest rivals for Leoni’s signature could be Napoli.

The broadcaster report that the Partneopei are getting ready to make their move.

Therefore, both Inter and Napoli will be looking to get the edge in the race to sign Leoni.

And Sky note that both teams are looking to entice Sampdoria with the offer of loaning the teenager defender back.

For Napoli, however, the plan would be for a two-season loan rather than just next season.