Napoli are ‘targeting a January swoop for Everton left-back Lucas Digne’ with the Frenchman out of favour at Goodison Park and his relationship with Rafa Benitez at ‘a point of no return’
- Lucas Digne started 13 of Everton’s first 14 Premier League games this season
- He has not featured in the last three matches after falling out with Rafa Benitez
- His relationship with Benitez is reportedly in tatters, and Everton could sell him
- Napoli are interested in signing him, and could make their move in January
Napoli are reportedly weighing up a potential move for Everton left-back Lucas Digne.
Since arriving at Goodison Park in 2018, Digne has been a mainstay in Everton’s backline, racking up 127 appearances for the club.
However, he has recently fallen out with manager Rafael Benitez, and has not featured in any of the side’s last three matches.
Lucas Digne has been a regular starter for Everton since arriving from Barcelona in 2018
However, he does not appear to be seeing eye-to-eye with Rafael Benitez at the moment
It has been claimed that Everton could be open to selling the 28-year-old, who still has over three years remaining on his contract.
The Premier League outfit are closing in on sealing an £18million deal for Dynamo Kiev full-back Vitaliy Mykolenko, who may be viewed as Digne’s replacement.
Napoli could use Digne’s situation on Merseyside to their advantage, and make a bid for the Frenchman in January, according to Foot Mercato.
Currently four points behind leaders Inter Milan in Serie A, Napoli want to add depth to their squad in the left-back position.
Everton are closing in on signing Vitaliy Mykolenko, who could replace Digne at Goodison Park
The team have been heavily reliant on Mario Rui to cover this role this season as his understudy Faouzi Ghoulam has battled with multiple long-term injury setbacks over the past few years.
Bringing in Digne would provide plenty of competition for the left-back berth, although the out-of-favour Everton defender is not the only player that Napoli are interested in.
They have also identified Layvin Kurzawa as a possible option when the transfer window reopens next month.
The 29-year-old has spent the last six years at PSG, but appears to be surplus to requirements, having not played for Mauricio Pochettino’s men in Ligue 1 or the Champions League this term.
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