Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina is set to end his two-and-a-half-year spell with the club as his contract which expires in the summer will not be renewed, igniting the Italian clubs search for a new stopper.
The 35-year-old has played in all but one of Napoli's league fixtures this season, where they currently sit atop of the table after dropping just nine points from their first 18 games.
Despite Reina continuing to play a prominent role with Napoli, his contract situation has ignited the hunt for a new number one, with Bayer Leverkusen stopper Bernd Leno the leading candidate, followed by Real Sociedad's
Napoli's sports director Cristiano Giuntoli is aware that the hunt for a stopper must include players who are good with their feet, which has propelled Leno to the top of the shortlist. The 25-year-old is unlikely to come cheap as his contract with Bayer Leverkusen runs until 2020.
However, Leno is highly-rated and with age on his side the club is reported to be willing to consider parting with