Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is driving their bid for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel.

Corriere dello Sport says Mazzarri is a big fan of Skrtel and has spoken to Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik about his Slovakia teammate.

Skrtel is also interesting Manchester City and wants talks with Liverpool during preseason about a new contract.

Napoli hope to turn Skrtel's head with a £10 million opening bid for the defender.

Mazzarri has told his board to make the Reds man their No1 summer transfer target.