Carlos Vela has rebuilt his career at Real Sociedad but he is going through a tough spell and Napoli may prove a way out.
The Mexican who can play as a right-winger or a striker was seen as an exciting prospect when Arsenal pounced for him in November 2005.
Vela first got a chance to wear an Arsenal shirt in 2008 after loan spells at Salamanca and Osasuna, but injuries and a failure to adapt to Premier League football meant he could only score three times in 29 outings for the Gunners.
After a loan spell at West Brom, Vela was sold to Real Sociedad for around £2.5 million following a successful loan spell.
In Spain, Vela has finally shown some of his potential and has a decent total of 31 goals in 75 games for Sociedad, but reports suggest that he wants to leave after what has been a poor start to the season despite a shock win over Real Madrid.
Benitez reportedly wanted to sign Vela when he first arrived at Napoli but was unsuccessful.