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Michu To Napoli?

Rafael-Benitez-NapoliSwansea chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed to the South Wales Evening Post that the club are in talks with Napoli over the potential sale of forward Michu, but denies a deal is already in place.

The 28-year-old Spaniard enjoyed an impressive 2012-13 campaign with the Swans, scoring 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances after signing from Rayo Vallecano for £2 million.

But after finding the net just twice last season, a new start at Rafa Benitez’s Partenopei side could prove too tempting to turn down, though Jenkins suggests “various options” are open regarding either a loan or permanent deal.

“Napoli have enquired about Michu and we have been talking to them and to Michu’s agent,” Jenkins said. “But there are other options and nothing is finalised yet.”

Michu struggled with injury problems last season and a tactical switch in Michael Laudrup’s formation, with last summer’s signing Wilfried Bony often preferred as the main forward.