Considering how much Sam Allardyce has relied on Wayne Hennessey since his arrival at Crystal Palace, a departure for the Wales international this summer seems unlikely.

However, if the right offer came along, say one that involved the possibility of playing Champions League football, perhaps that could change his mind?


That is, in essence, what Il Mattino in Italy are suggesting as they look at the goalkeepers Napoli are looking at for the post-Pepe Reina era.

The first name on the list was Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny, but with Arsenal dilly-dallying over whether they want to use him next season, and his cost, that has been put on the back burner.

A bunch of other names have also been mentioned, but Tuesday saw the inclusion of the Crystal Palace man, who has had a decent season since replacing Steve Mandanda back in November.

Not a lot of other information is given about it, so we’d recommend taking it with a pinch of salt right now, but if the name becomes a recurring one in the Italian media, we’ll be sure to let you know.

After all, if Joe Hart managed to relaunch his career in Italy with his move to Torino, who’s to say Wayne Hennessey cannot do the same at Napoli?