Napoli are edging closer to landing Espanyol defender Victor Ruiz.

El Mundo Deportivo says Ruiz will move to Napoli in a deal that could be worth as much as €8.5m.

It will apparently be structured in two parts.

First, Napoli will pay Espanyol €6m in cash for Ruiz.

Second, they will offer 50 per cent of Jesus Datolo's playing rights, which are said to be worth €2.5m.