Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is reported to be monitoring the situation of Manchester City right-back Micah Richards.
The 25-year-old has found his first team opportunities severely limited this season under new Citizens tactician Manuel Pellegrini and seems set to leave the club this summer.
The Partenopei meanwhile are known to want to add defensive reinforcements during the close season as they seek to assemble a squad capable of challenging Juventus for the Scudetto.
Richards, who has also recently been linked with Liverpool and West Ham, would command a fee of around €11m in order for him to make the switch to southern Italy, according to Tuttosport.
Another potential Azzurri defensive target cited by the report is Benfica’s Ezequiel Garay.
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