Napoli are eyeing a surprise swoop for Swansea City striker Michu.

Rafa Benitez, the Napoli manager, wants a forward to ease the burden on Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain next term and has set his sights on luring his Spanish compatriot Michu to the Stadio San Paolo.

The 28-year-old, who arrived at the Liberty Stadium in a bargain £2m deal from Rayo Vallecano in 2012, was a sensation during his first season in south Wales, scoring 22 times in all competitions.