Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Spartak Moscow are planning a move for Arsenal target Nikola Maksimovic.
The 26-year-old has made just 10 Serie A appearances for Napoli since they paid £20million to land him in 2016.
As such, the Serbian has been linked with a January move away with Arsenal one of the clubs said to be monitoring his situation.
Now, according to SportItalia, it is Spartak Moscow who are currently in pole position to sign him after enquiring with Napoli about his availability.
Crucially, 26-year-old Maksimovic is reportedly keen on a switch to Russia so the move should be straight forward once the two clubs agree a fee.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are in need of central defensive reinforcements and may decide to make their move in the face of this interest from Russia.