Napoli are launching a bid for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.

Sky Italia says Napoli, on recommendation of coach Rafa Benitez, have opened talks with Inter over a fee for Ranocchia.

Napoli have made an opening offer of €10 million cash, which was immediately rejected by the Nerazzurri.

Inter have asked Napoli to include Juan Camilo Zuniga in their next offer and insist Ranocchia won't leave for less than €20 million.