Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi admits Napol have tried to sign Ismael Bennacer.
The midfielder is expected to leave Empoli following their relegation.
Corsi revealed, “Bennacer is wanted by so many teams, now he's at the Africa Cup of Nations and he's not even picking up the phone!
“The player was almost sold to Napoli a month and a half ago, but I didn't close the deal.
"I took my time because it didn't seem right to me."