Napoli misfit Arkadiusz Milik is reportedly lining up a Premier League move this winter and is ready to turn down Juventus to achieve that goal.
Milik has become a fringe player at the San Paolo after Gennaro Gattuso’s side brought in the likes of Victor Osimhen and Andrea Petagna.
He has not featured for Napoli this season after failing to make their Serie A and Champions League squads.
The 26-year-old striker was on the verge of joining Juventus in the summer after agreeing on personal terms with the Serie A champions.
But, the deal eventually fell through, leaving Milik high and dry in Naples. The player has reportedly agreed to link up with Turin giants once his contract at Napoli runs out next summer.
A lack of game time and the prospect of spending the entire season on the bench has, however, forced the Poland international to change his mind.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Milik is no longer willing to wait for the summer to join Juventus and is instead looking to secure a move to the Premier League in January.
His sudden change of heart comes as a boost to Everton and Tottenham, who are both interested in acquiring the ex-Ajax frontman’s signature.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team has become reliant on Dominic Calvert-Lewin to deliver the goals this season. Well aware he can’t put Everton’s faith into one player’s hands, the Italian manager is exploring various alternatives in the market.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho has been seeking a back-up option for Harry Kane ever since taking over the reins from Mauricio Pochettino. Carlos Vinicius arrived from Benfica on a season-long loan earlier this October to fill that role.
The ‘Special One’ is, nonetheless, eager to add to his attacking options in January and could be willing to launch an assault on Milik.
Milik joined Napoli from Ajax in 2016 and has since clocked up 48 goals and five assists in 122 appearances in all competitions.
The Pole is, without a doubt, a proven striker, and his attributes perfectly fit the Premier League style of play.
It remains to be seen whether the English clubs will make any concrete moves towards taking the Napoli outcast away from Serie A this winter.