Napoli Join Arsenal in Hunt for Michy Batshuayi

Italian Serie A side Napoli have reportedly entered the race to sign Belgian star Michy Batshuayi who has set the Pro League alight with his 18 goals this season.

Arsenal are the team who is currently leading the race to the signing of the striker however, with Wenger and co being relatively close to reaching an agreement for the 20 year-old so it may be too late for the Italian club to swoop.

The Standard Liege player has a release clause set in September for a fee in the region of 8 million euros but they are wanting a much higher total being closer to the 15 million euro mark instead.

Napoli are also in the market for a new defender to bolster the back line and it seems that Jan Vertonghan of Tottenham and also Javier Mascherano top the list with others such as Thomas Vermaelen and Martin Skrtel also being mentioned as well.