• Arkadiusz Milik wants to leave Napoli and find a new club in January, an insider says
  • The Italian side reportedly wants to cash in on Milik before his contract expires
  • The Polish striker admitted that he had accepted offers from other clubs in the most recent transfer window

Amid his tumultuous relationship with Napoli, veteran striker Arkadiusz Milik is reportedly desperate to find a new club in January.

Milik has been having one of the worst seasons of his career after Napoli excluded him from the squad this season. The 26-year-old’s relationship with Napoli has become fractious, and he is now left to train alone and watch matches at home.

The Serie A standout has been vocal about his desire to leave Naples. And according to renowned transfer insider Gianluca Di Marzio, who has a credible record for breaking transfer news in Italian soccer, Napoli is hoping to cash in on Milik before his contract expires next summer.

“I know that [Arkadiusz] Milik wants to find a team in January and therefore Napoli will collect a small treasure which remains an important aspect,” Di Marzio recently told Radio Punto Nuovo.

Should Napoli decide to make Milik available in the next transfer window, Tottenham Hotspur is among the big-name clubs expected to come up with a concrete offer for his services. Along with the Spurs, Serie A champion Juventus and Manchester City are also reportedly interested in signing the striker.

In a recent interview with SportoweFakty, Milik opened up about his true situation with Napoli. According to the former Rozwój Katowice star, the Italian side wanted him to either "sign or leave," but he has actually accepted offers from other clubs.

"Napoli wanted to extend my contract for five years and gave me two choices: to sign or leave," Milik revealed. "I don’t want to name the teams that have contacted me, but the truth is that I had accepted some of the offers. But the teams in question never reached an agreement with Napoli and I had to stay."

The Polish striker was heavily linked to a move to Tottenham almost the entire summer, with several reports claiming that Napoli had already held talks with the English club. However, a transfer deal never actualized. Instead, Jose Mourinho’s side secured a loan deal for Benfica star Carlos Vinicius.

Earlier in the summer, Milik had made Juventus his first choice should the opportunity to leave arise. However, the move also failed and the reigning Serie A champion eventually amended a loan deal for Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

Milik is still tied up with Napoli until next summer, and two possible scenarios are likely to happen in the January window. Napoli and Milik could settle with a bargain buy or he can wait for his contract to expire in June and leave the club for free.

Off to a flyer: Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham
Off to a flyer: Jose Mourinho won his first match in charge of Tottenham AFP / Adrian DENNIS