​Reports are growing over in Italy that Napoli could be about to replace Pepe Reina with Inter Milan's Samir Handanovic this summer, with the goalkeeper said to be very fond of manager Maurizio Sarri.


The Slovenian international is viewed as one of the best stoppers in Serie A, and has been linked with English sides Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea, as well as Barcelona in the past.

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As reported by ​calcionews24.com though, Handanovic could be set to leave the San Siro this summer for Napoli because new coach Luciano Spalletti is said to prefer his goalkeepers to be adept with their feet.


A goalkeeper is thought to be the top priority for Napoli this summer with the future of Pepe Reina still unclear, and for them Handanovic ticks all the boxes.


The former Liverpool man is not certain to be at the club next season, and has been linked with a move to Newcastle United amongst others this summer.

A move to Tyneside would see the 34-year-old reunite with former manager and fellow Spaniard Rafa Benitez, who signed him for the Reds and then again for Napoli.


32-year-old Handanovic has a wealth of experience under his belt in Italian football, and has made almost 200 appearances for Inter, and over that amount for Udinese before joining the Nerazzurri in 2012.