Thursday November 7 2013
Napoli close on Azpilicueta

Reports are spreading that Napoli have set their sights on Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

The news was already in La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday and has now turned up in British newspaper the Daily Star.

Napoli are looking for reinforcements after Giandomenico Mesto and Juan Camilo Zuniga went under the knife for long-term injuries.

Azpilicueta had already been targeted after Rafa Benitez worked with him at Stamford Bridge last season.

He has struggled for regular playing time under Jose Mourinho, so could be released in January.