Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is preparing to do battle with former club Chelsea and Manchester City to land Saint-Etienne starlet Kurt Zouma.

The 19-year-old, who won the Under-20 World Cup with France in the summer, is one of the most coveted young centre-backs in Europe, having made his senior debut back in 2011.

His Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier recently conceded that the defender might be on his way in the New Year if his side receive a suitable offer for his services.