Napoli interested in Mikel loan deal

Rafael Benitez is looking to continue his Italian revolution by signing John Obi Mikel from Chelsea, according to Football Italia.

Benitez is hopeful of tying up a season long loan deal for Mikel, who holds an English passport and wouldn't need to be named as one of Napoli's non-EU players.

Mikel joined Chelsea in 2006 and has made over 250 appearances for the Blues.