Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis keen on Leyton Orient

Brisbane Road could be in Italian hands soon. Photo: PA

Leyton Orient could be subject to a takeover by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, according to reports in Italy.

De Laurentiis apparently wants to follow in the footsteps of the Pozzo family, who own Udinese and Spanish club Granada and last year took over at Championship side Watford.

The Hornets were then controversially loaned a host of players from the two clubs with the likes of Matej Vydra and Almen Abdi firing them into the play-offs, where they were narrowly beaten by Crystal Palace in the final.

According to the reports, De Laurentiis wants a similar tie-in with Orient, where he could send Napoli's younger players to gain first-team experience.

Orient confirmed there has been no contact from Italy, however, a spokesman for the League One club added: "They are welcome to give us a call if they want to."