Nice have given Napoli a month to pay Jean Seri's release clause if they can agree a price.
Napoli are able to sign the Ivorian midfielder for €40m, but if they don't manage it before the deadline, Les Aiglons can demand a higher price.
Seri has had a very successful three years in the South of France, scoring 11 goals in 121 appearances from central midfield, with 41 of those appearances coming last season.
The player's agent, Franklin Mala, told CalcioNapoli24that they hope to have some news from Napoli before too long.
“There’s been informal contact with Napoli, but still no step forward from De Laurentiis’ club. We’re ready to meet Napoli. Napoli are in pole position, Seri prefers Naples to anywhere else. Napoli need to speed up in every way to close the deal.
"There are two Premier League teams in for Seri but I can’t say anything else. Image rights? Not a problem.”
One of the Premier League teams in for Seri is Manchester City, who are weighing up the Ivorian alongside Toni Kroos and Mateo Kovacic, should a priority deal for Napoli's Jorginho fall through. However, it can be noted that Seri is being targeted by Napoli as a potential replacement for Jorginho.
Chelsea and Arsenal are also believed to be interested in Seri.