Leo Skiri Østigård is yet to make an appearance for Brighton & Hove Albion since joining them from Molde FK in 2018 as he has been out on loan.

Having allowed the defender join Stoke City last summer on loan, the Seagulls cut short his stay with the Championship side, before letting the 22-year-old join Genoa on a loan deal in January.

The Brighton & Hove Albion owned player has impressed for the Serie A side, so much so that, they have expressed their desire to retain the Norway international beyond this season.

Genoa, however, will have face competition from Napoli. Last week, Corriere dello Sport reported the Naples club’s good relations with the Premier League side could help them sign the centre-back.

These claims are further backed up by La Repubblica on Thursday, who state the Serie A side have ‘excellent relations’ with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Luciano Spalletti’s side will have to look for a player in the heart of the defence since Axel Tuanzebe, currently on loan from Manchester United, ‘will go away’ from the Italian club.

Napoli have ‘already moved’ for another centre-back and that is Østigård. It’s claimed that they are ‘very closely following’ the player owned by Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Norwegian’s contract at The Amex expires on June 30th. If the English club fail to tie him down to a new deal, then Østigård can leave them as a free agent in the summer.