Fabian Ruiz has been a transfer target of Real Madrid and Barcelona in recent months but Diario AS now report he is close to signing a new contract with Napoli.

The central midfielder has made 40 appearances for the Italian side this campaign and is developing into one of the most highly-rated Spanish stars.

However, it is said Napoli are now negotiating to extend his deal from 2023 by a further two years to 2025 and raise his salary to €5m per annum, putting him behind only Lorenzo Insigne and Kalidou Koulibaly at the club.