Chelsea and Newcastle stars on Italian’s radar

Napoli are keen on Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, Tim Krul of Newcastle and Stoke star Asmir Begovic, according to reports from talkSPORT.

Rafael Benitez is keen to delve into the transfer market next year to secure a new stopper, with on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina thought to be edging towards a move to Barcelona.

Although they will keep the Spaniard until the end of the season, it appears unlikely that he will make the move to Naples a permanent one, forcing Benitez to eye up replacements.

Newcastle Tim Krul is rumoured to be on the ex-Anfield chief’s radar, following his impressive displays for the Magpies,

The Dutchman has established himself as one of the Premier League’s most consistent glovesmen, and produced, arguably, the best goalkeeping performance of the season so far during his side’s 1-0 win against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Courtois is also on Benitez’s wish list.

The Belgian has never played a competitive game for Chelsea – despite having signed for them in 2011 – but has been in top form while on loan at Atletico Madrid.

The Blues are believed to be eager to keep their man, but the player himself is desperate for guarantees of first-team football – which Napoli could offer.

Begovic has also been mentioned, with Benitez having been wowed by his top-notch performances for Mark Hughes’ Stoke side.


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