The Nerazzurri remain intent on landing the Partenopei attacker, but they are said to have drawn up a list of alternatives, which includes another Argentine, Alejandro Gomez
Partenopei president Aurelio De Laurentiis is resigned to losing the Argentina international but has repeatedly claimed that the player will only be allowed leave San Paolo if a club meets his €31 million buy-out clause.
Paris Saint-Germain appear willing to meet the asking price and Lavezzi's agent has claimed that his client is bound for the Parc des Princes, but, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter are now trying to persuade Napoli to accept a player-plus-cash deal.
The paper claims that the Nerazzurri have offered the Coppa Italia winners 20-year-old centre-back Juan on loan for a season and ownership of Goran Pandev, who is scheduled to return to San Siro this summer after a nine-month stay in Naples.
Tuttosport, meanwhile, has revealed that Inter have already drawn up a list of alternative transfer targets and chief among them is Catania's Alejandro Gomez.
Lavezzi's compatriot, who also played for San Lorenzo, is coming off the back of a fine second season in Serie A, the midfielder having scored four goals in 34 appearances for his Sicilian employers.
It is believed that Catania could be willing to part company with Gomez for €7 million, making him an attractive cut-price option for the Nerazzurri.