New Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is keen on recruiting AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, according to reports. The 26-year-old Dutch international - who was linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur during the close-season - netted 76 league goals in 92 appearances for Ajax.
But he has found matching that form difficult since leaving Holland for Real Madrid last January, making only 20 la Liga appearances for the Bernabeu outfit in the second half of last season. Huntelaar departed after just six months following the high-profile arrivals of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Xabi Alonso and Karim Benzema, joining Milan for 15 million euros.
But he has again struggled to make an impression with his new club, failing to net in his opening seven Serie A games as the Rossoneri have slumped to 12th place in the table.
As a result, reports have already begun listing potential January arrivals and departures to help revive the San Siro side's season, with Huntelaar linked with a swap deal involving Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. But, according to the Milan Channel, Mazzarri - who has only recently been appointed following the exit of ex-Italy coach Roberto Donadoni - has identified Huntelaar as a winter transfer window target for the Partenopei.