Sunday June 23 2013
Report: Napoli win Rafael race

There are reports Napoli have beaten Roma to Santos goalkeeper Rafael with a €5m offer.

The 23-year-old shot-stopper has been consistently linked with the Giallorossi all summer, but according to Il Mattino and Globoesporte Napoli have clinched a deal.

Rafael’s contract with Santos expires in August 2014, so the club is eager not to lose him on a free transfer.

The Partenopei have offered €5m and many believe Santos are going to accept with the player agreeing a four-year contract worth €1m per season.

Instead, Roma are turning their focus towards Julio Cesar, who has been released by QPR following relegation.

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