Napoli’s vice-Higuain search down to Serie A pair
The Portuguese club have held firm in their €40 million valuation of the Colombian international, a price that Napoli are not willing to pay.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Partenopei have now shifted their focus towards Osvaldo, who has been rumoured to be heading for the exit throughout the summer, and Hernandez, who has also been linked with moves away from Palermo after their relegation last season.
Osvaldo has had an up-and-down time at Roma, with brilliant displays on the pitch being mixed with clashes with coaches and players during his time in the Italian capital.
The 22-year-old Hernandez has dealt with a series of injuries and fitness issues since joining Palermo in 2009, never quite living up to his billed potential.
In spite of recent remarks made by Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini that Hernandez will not leave the Renzo Barbera, Napoli sporting director Riccardo Bigon could ask club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis to try and reopen negotiations for the Uruguayan international.
Both players are under contract at their current clubs until June 2016.