De Laurentiis says a move for Standard Liege goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa would mean signing for Arias would have to be abandoned due to non-EU limits.
“That's true," De Laurentiis confirmed to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli.
“We have the problem of non-EU citizens. If we choose Ochoa as the goalkeeper then we have to drop Arias and go for [Youssouf] Sabaly, who has the advantage of being able to play on the right and the left."
Sabaly is currently tied to Bordeaux.