Manchester City have agreed to let Eliaquim Mangala leave for Napoli on loan, according to The Times.
The 25-year-old defender is reportedly deemed surplus to requirements by City manager Pep Guardiola, who signed John Stones this sumer from Everton.
The French defender cost City £42 million two years ago, has failed to see any first-team action this season and his future at City looks bleak with captain Vincent Kompany set to return from injury.
AC Milan and Valencia were also said to be interested in the player, but the attraction of Champions League football gave Napoli the edge over both clubs.
If this deal goes through this may help Chelsea in their bid to sign defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.