Brazilian international is expected to turn down the Partenopei.
QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar is unlikely to join Napoli due to the club’s offer which would see him take a wage cut according to his agent.
The Brazilian star is expected to leave London this summer in a bid to find regular football in a high profile league after Harry Redknapp’s side were relegated from the Premier League last season.
While Arsenal have been linked with an interest in taking him to the Emirates, Napoli were thought to be in pole position to sign him, as coach Rafa Benitez looks for a replacement for the out-going Morgan De Sanctis.
However, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Cesar’s agent has now all-but ruled out the possibility of moving to Naples as negotiations show no sign of a positive outcome.
Josias Cardoso revealed to Radio Crc that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has made an offer to the player, but it was deemed too far away from what he currently earns with QPR.
It is clear that Cesar is not interested in lowering his wage demands and therefore it will be up to De Laurentiis to increase the package on offer or look elsewhere.
Reports in Italy on Friday morning suggested that the Serie A giants would do the latter, with Liverpool’s Pepe Reina emerging as another top target.
Benitez knows the Spaniard well from their time together at Anfield, and it is expected that if there are no breakthroughs in the negotiations with Cesar in the coming days, then Napoli will look to the reliable 31-year-old instead.