Sunday November 16 2014
Benitez calls Podolski to Napoli?

There are reports Rafa Benitez is personally urging Arsenal outcast Lukas Podolski to join him at Napoli.

Podolski has dropped repeated hints that he is unhappy at the lack of playing time with the Gunners and will demand a January transfer if things do not improve quickly.

Now Napoli are stepping up the pressure to beat Juventus, Inter, Fiorentina and Roma to his signature.

According to Italian media, Coach Benitez is taking the opportunity to do some hands-on negotiating.

The ex-Liverpool man’s family still live in England, so he flies out regularly when there are breaks for international duty.

Benitez is making the most of his time in the UK to chat with Podolski over favouring Napoli in January.

The Partenopei need an attacking wide figure after Lorenzo Insigne was ruled out for five months by a knee ligament injury.

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