Napoli to bid for Liverpool's Lucas Leiva?

Napoli to bid for Lucas?
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Napoli reportedly prepare a bid to land Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva in the January transfer window.

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez could be looking to make a January move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to a report in the Italian press.

Benitez is looking to add some strength to his midfield as Napoli attempt a title push this season, with the club closely monitoring a number of players, including the likes of Barcelona's Javier Mascherano.

A report by Italian website Calcio Mercato has suggested Benitez could look to make a bid for the Brazilian midfielder, who is currently contracted to the Anfield club until 2017.

Napoli find themselves second in Serie A, with league leaders Roma five points ahead.

Napoli's midfielder Marek Hamsik of Slovakia congratulates his teammate Argentinian forward Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain during the Italian Serie A football match Chievo vs Napoli on August 31, 2013
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