Napoli manager Rafael Benitez is hoping to sign Gael Clichy from Manchester City this summer, [football] direct news understands. Although Clichy was largely first choice left-back at City under previous manager Roberto Mancini, he has largely played second fiddle to Aleksandar Kolarov at the Etihad Stadium since the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini, leading to speculation that he could leave the club.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Clubs in France are known to be interested, but it is also thought that Napoli could now enter the running for his signature, as Benitez continues his search for a new left-back. With Camilo Zuniga looking increasingly likely to leave the Naples outfit, former Liverpool boss Benitez has been keen to bring someone in, with Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno believed to be another prime target. However, Clichy’s situation at City has alerted Napoli to his potential availability, and they are now likely to try their luck with a bid for the former Arsenal man in the next transfer window.