​Napoli shot-stopper Pepe Reina is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, with reports suggesting that he will join Serie A rivals ​Milan.

The Serie A leaders are reportedly already searching for their replacement between the sticks, and Gazzetta dello Sport (via ​Football Italia) are reporting that ​Napoli have set their sights on Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno. 

Pepe Reina's contract with Napoli expires at the end of the season, and the 35-year-old will reportedly not renew his deal. This is because Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is apparently unwilling to give the former ​Liverpool and ​Barcelona 'keeper more than a 12-month contract. 


Gazzetta dello Sport claim that a thre-year-deal for Reina has already been prepared at Milan as the Rossoneri look to swoop in for the out-going goalkeeper. Reina could be brought in as back-up to as well as an experienced role-model for 18-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma.

However speculation has been rampant regarding the young shot-stopper's future at the Rossoneri. ​Donnarumma may seek an exit again the summer and the club may be forced to sell to adhere to financial fair-play rules. This may mean Reina could just as likely become Donnarumma's replacement at Milan just as much as his under-study.


It is also important to consider that Reina is 35, and surely reaching the latter stages of his career. Ten years his junior, Leno of Bayer Leverkusen could become the long-term first-choice for Napoli between the sticks. 

For now, Napoli and Reina have firmly set their sights on seeing through their ​Serie A title challenge to the end of the season. They remain a point ahead of champions ​Juventus as the Partenopei search for their first Scudetto since 1990.