Arkadiusz Milik is left out of Gennaro Gattuso’s plans for this season and will have to leave Napoli in January in order to improve his chances of representing Poland at next summer’s European championship.

The 26-year-old had an opportunity to leave the Serie A side in the summer, with Premier League clubs, including Newcastle United, believed to have shown interest in him.

On November 18th, transfer market agent and intermediary Vincenzo Morabito claimed the Magpies made a €25m bid for the striker, but it was ‘rejected’ by the Naples club.

The Tyneside club remain ‘interested’ in the Poland international, if a report from Calciomercato is to be believed.

With a contract expiring next June, there’s belief Milik will leave Napoli ‘as soon as possible’ because it’s ‘difficult’ to see him continue at the Italian club until the end of the season.

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It’s claimed clubs have approached the frontman’s agent in recent weeks and Milik wants to pick a project that suits him, both from a sporting and economic point of view.

Newcastle get a mention discussing about ‘foreign clubs’ who are ‘interested’ in the former Ajax man, and the website warns ‘those who want Milik will have to guarantee compensation to Napoli’ in January.