Faouzi Ghoulam is set to end speculation over his future by signing a new contract at Napoli, Goal understands.
The 26-year-old is regarded as one of the finest left-backs in Europe, having caught the eye in Naples since moving from Saint-Etienne in 2014.
However, Serie A outfit Napoli are increasingly confident of tying Ghoulam down to a new five-year contract.
Juventus are also interested in Ghoulam but Goal also understands Napoli are prepared to insert a €40m release clause in Ghoulam's new deal, which can only be triggered by foreign clubs.
The Bianconeri are, however, also looking to renew left-back Alex Sandro's contract until 2022.
Sandro, 26, was a target for Chelsea throughout the course of last summer but the Brazilian remained at Juventus instead.
City have been linked with Ghoulam in some quarters after Benjamin Mendy suffered a serious knee injury, while Liverpool were also rumoured to be keeping tabs on the Napoli man.