The Spaniard wants to raid his former side’s defence.
New Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is lining up an audacious move for Liverpool defensive duo Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel, according to Italian paper Il Mattino.
The Spaniard is looking to make his mark on the squad he has inherited from newly appointed Inter Milan coach Walter Mazzurri and Benitez intends to raid his old club for recruitment.
Upon his arrival in Naples Benitez submitted his shopping list to club president Aurelio De Laurentiis and the Italian is aiming to meet his new manager’s demands as the Serie A runners-up look to improve next season.
The former-Reds boss knows Agger and Skrtel well from his time at Anfield, having signed the two centre-backs during his six years on Merseyside.
The Dane was a £7.7m recruitment from Brondby in 2006 whilst two years later Benitez secured Skrtel from Zenit St Petersburg for £8.8m.
However, both players have been linked with moves away from Liverpool in recent weeks and the Slovakian in particular has admitted he could leave the club if the right offer came in.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has made improving his back four a priority in the close season, following the retirement of defensive stalwart Jamie Carragher.
As a precaution the Northern Irishman has already signed free agent Kolo Toure from Manchester City and has been strongly linked with Schalke wonderkid Krygiakos Papadopolous.
Therefore the door seems open for some departures in that area of the field and Benitez appears to be shrewd enough to be the first in the queue to snap up the outcasts.