Sunday November 2 2014
Napoli want Magpie Tiote

Napoli are reportedly planning a £12m January swoop for Newcastle United’s Cheick Tiote.

According to The Mirror newspaper, Rafa Benitez has set his sights on the Ivory Coast international to strengthen his midfield.

The 28-year-old tough tackler currently has a contract until 2017 with Newcastle that is worth £45,000 per week, but the paper claims Napoli can almost double those wages.

It is also believed that the Magpies want £16m (€20m) for Tiote and could hold out when faced with an offer of £12m (€15m).