Napoli are set to complete the signing of Lyon defender Driedmertens from Lille.
The 24-year-old has been on loan at Stade de Paris since 2015, and he has enjoyed his time in the north of France.
Napoli have a squad full of youth products, but Dries has shown promise in recent years, especially at the Stade Olympique Lyonnais, and Napoli have also targeted Lyon’s Laurent Blanc.
Lyon are desperate to strengthen their defence, with Lyon defender Laurent Blanc the latest club to look for reinforcements.
Napolo are keen on bringing in Dries, who has made over 300 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 club.
Napoleonic chief executive Aurelio De Laurentiis had previously said that the club are ready to let the 24-old go, but Napoli boss Aurelio Motta has now confirmed that the defender is on his way.
Napolitano has been in the market for a centre-back for some time, with the likes of Sergio Romero and Alessandro Florenzi all attracting interest from Serie A clubs.
However, Napoli want to bring in a defender who can also play at the back, so they have been monitoring the situation of Dries.