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 By Ben Gladwell

Napoli's Arkadiusz Milik open to Chievo loan move as he continues recovery

Arkadiusz Milik scored twice to help Napoli win and go top of Serie A.
Arkadiusz Milik has suffered injury problems since joining Napoli in 2016.

Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik has said he will consider a loan move in January, with Chievo tipped to sign him until the end of the season.

Injuries have blighted Milik's time at the club, and he is currently recovering from a knee ligament problem.

Earlier this week, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed that he had discussed a loan move with Chievo, and Milik said he would be open to that idea.

"I won't exclude it," he told Polish television station WP. "It would be a way of recovering quickly and getting back to 100 percent fitness sooner."

Milik underwent surgery for the second time in a year on Sept. 23 and is expected to return to action in January.

"I had surgery three weeks ago and the knee is still a bit swollen, but I feel good and am getting better by the day," he said.

"At the moment, my recovery is going well. I'm spending most of my time on hospital beds, but I will slowly start work in the swimming pool and then there will be a period of cardio work.

"One of the most important factors in this phase is psychological. The first two weeks were really tough, but that's gone now."

Milik made three Serie A appearances this season before injuring his knee, and injuries have limited him to a total of 20 league games for Napoli since he joined from Ajax in 2016.

He praised the club's fans for their backing, saying: "I'd like to thank the fans for their messages and photos they've sent me -- it's really nice when 60,000 people at the stadium call out my name, so thanks for this."

Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.


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