Saturday June 29 2013
Rafael to Napoli 'imminently'

As expected, Santos goalkeeper Rafael is ready to complete his €5m move to Napoli “imminently.”

The shot-stopper had also been courted by Roma, but a deal is on the table for him to challenge Morgan De Sanctis at the San Paolo instead.

“The negotiations for Rafael’s sale to Napoli are going very well and will be finalised imminently,” agent Paulo Affonso told Lancenet in Brazil.

“The conversation he had with Coach Rafa Benitez was decisive in swinging it for Napoli.”

Rafael is a 23-year-old goalkeeper whose contract with Santos is due to expire in August 2014.

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