Napoli have approached Liverpool for defender Martin Skrtel.

The 28 year-old Slovakia international lost his first-choice status last season and has expressed frustration over his situation.

Sportmediaset says Napoli are planning a €14 million offer for Skrtel, who is a favourite of new Azzurri coach and former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.

Talks between the two clubs will intensify this week.