Napoli have reportedly identified Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi as a potential transfer target.
With Kalidou Koulibaly being tipped to leave Stadio San Paolo this summer, Napoli are in need of a replacement for their star player at the back.
Although Gabriel Magalhaes has been heavily linked with a switch to Naples, it appears that the Brazilian will ultimately link up with Arsenal.
Speaking to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, Venerato said: "Until September 5, the French want to wait for the Azzurri, the price of the card is around €25m (£22.5m), everything could jump if the boy accepts another team.
"If Gabriel fades? At that point Napoli will turn to a plan B, in addition to Sokratis [Papastathopoulos], there is also talk of Mustafi, also coming out of Arsenal.
"Another name, an old scouting obsession would be [Jean-Clair] Todibo of Barcelona."
Arsenal and Barcelona are both open to offers for Sokratis and Todibo, likely for a lower fee than Mustafi.