Napoli coach wants Manchester City midfielder despite apparent deal with Lyon captain
Although a deal to bring Gonalons to the Stadio San Paolo has been arranged, the availability of the Spanish defensive midfielder has interested the Partenopei tactician.
According to TuttoSport, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas had accepted a €12 million bid for the Frenchman, with the player himself agreeing to a €2m contract spanning five years.
However, Benitez was reportedly informed that Manchester City would be willing to allow Javi Garcia to leave the club for around €20m and is now intent on bringing his compatriot to Italy.
Napoli currently sit in third spot in the Serie A table having collected 28 points from 13 matches.