Transfer News: Mario Gomez to Sign for Napoli

Bayern Munich and Germany international striker Mario Gomez is set to join Napoli under new coach Rafael Benitez after falling down the pecking order behind Mario Mandzukic over the past season.

It's believed that Gomez could be the replacement for England bound Edinson Cavani but with Napoli so keen to keep hold of their star, it could be a signing to try and persuade the Uruguayan to stay.

Napoli could be set to confirm a deal to sign Gomez for a fee of around £17million with the former Stuttgart player a certainty to leave Munich during the next couple of months.

Despite playing second fiddle to Mandzukic, Gomez has still provided a big scoring avenue for the Baverians and after just 13 starts in all competitions, he has scored 19 goals and made 4 assists which just shows the quality that Napoli are getting.