Italian football club Napoli are reportedly keen to sign Manchester United loanee Axel Tuanzebe during this winter transfer window. This is according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian football media. It was disclosed that Napoli see Tuanzebe as the man to replace Greek international Kostas Manolas at the club. Tuanzebe is currently on a season-long loan deal at Villa from parent club Manchester United, while Manolas has left Napoli to return to Greek football in the colours of Olympiakos.

Napoli are keen to sign a new central defender to replace Manolas at Olympiakos. To this effect, the Partenopei have been seriously linked with a lot of defenders. Apart from Tuanzebe, Italian football giants Napoli have been linked with a move for Chelsea star Malang Sarr and Tottenham Hotspur player Davinson Sanchez. The two central defenders have been linked with the same Italian football club.

The plan at Napoli for the January transfer window is to sign new players on loan deals with the option to buy them on permanent deals. It has been revealed that the Europa League club won't be securing the permanent signing of players next month.

Tuanzebe might be open to a move to Napoli as he has only started six Premier League games with the last start coming at the start of last month.

II Corrieredello Sport disclosed that Napoli want to sign Tuanzebe on a loan deal until next summer and that they are waiting on the decision from Manchester United on the 24-year-old utility player. Manchester United officials could stop his loan deal at Aston Villa for him to move to Napoli until next summer.

Tuanzebe is an Academy graduate at Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and he made his debut for the club four years ago. He played his first game while Jose Mourinho was the manager.