Inter Milan expressed an interest in Matteo Darmian but Manchester United have so far refused to listen to any offers, according to one of the Italy international's advisors.
Darmian, 26, has fallen out of favour at United after a bright start following his move from Torino in July 2015, and his only appearance under new boss Jose Mourinho came in the 1-0 Europa League defeat to Feyenoord last month.
He has been tipped for a return to Serie A but representative Fausto Pari told Radio CRC: "We've got to see what United want to do. Italian clubs have tried [to sign him], but United closed the door immediately.
"He's playing little or nothing and it's a shame because he's an Italy international. If the situation doesn't change by January, we'll have to think of something. He risks also losing his place in the national team."
He said Inter "were interested, and that also came out in the papers," but played down talk he could join Napoli.
"We're only at the start of October so there is still time and we will see how the situation evolves," he said. "Napoli have [Ivan] Strinic in that position, though. I don't want to do [Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli's work for him, though, and it will be up to them to decide whether they want to make a move for Darmian."
United brought in Darmian during Louis van Gaal's reign and he started 24 Premier League games for the club last season. He also started the FA Cup final and four of their six Champions League group matches.
His contract at Old Trafford runs until 2019.