Jonathan De Guzman will “probably” leave Napoli in January to return to the Premier League, with his agent refusing to rule out a return to former club Swansea City.
The Dutch international joined Gli Azzurri in 2014 after a successful two-year loan-spell at the Liberty Stadium but has found himself fall out of favour with the Serie A leaders.
However, after reportedly turning down summer switches to Sunderland and Bournemouth, the 28-year-old is now ready to move on.
“I’m working with [Napoli director] Giuntoli,” said De Guzman’s agent Fabio Parisi. “There are several solutions, but he’s likely to resume training with another team.
“We’re in perfect harmony with Napoli and Giuntoli and we’ll solve every problem. I think there will be several options abroad, in the Premier League.
“Swansea? We’re working on several fronts, he has many admirers, and with a bit of calm we’ll decide everything.
“We’re sorry to be leaving with Napoli top of the League, but things went a certain way and there’s no problem.”
Swansea are currently just a point above the bottom three, and boss Alan Curtis says talks have taken place with chairman Huw Jenkins to bring in reinforcements following the £12million sale of midfielder Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle United.
“[Yes,] I have spoken to Huw about players,” he told reporters.
“I can’t give names but this result will highlight we do need to bring someone in sooner rather than later. It is going to be a slog between now and the end of the season.”