The Basque club hope to reach a deal with Arsenal soon, but must wait until after the Gunners have signed a replacement.
The Algeria international has been linked with a switch to the Gunners, but Napoli’s sporting director has poured cold water on the move.
The Gunners are looking for a replacement for Nacho Monreal who looks set to return to Spain.
Newcastle United have been linked with Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam.
The Napoli defender has admitted that he is flattered to be linked to big clubs but isn’t paying attention to the speculation.
The Napoli defender has been linked with all three Premier League clubs and now the Ligue 1 champions have entered the race.
Arsenal have been linked with signing Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam.
The Premier League duo could face competition from Real Madrid for the Napoli defender.
Chelsea are said to have had an offer for Napoli's Algerian defender Faouzi Ghoulam turned down.
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam, but he does not look like the answer to that particular problem.