Thursday July 4 2013
Rafael's Napoli move 'not complete'

The agent of Brazilian goalkeeper Rafael has claimed that a move to Napoli is close to being completed.

The 23-year-old Santos shot-stopper had been heavily linked with a move to Roma this summer, but the player's representative has insisted that the Partenopei are in advanced talks with the youngster.

“We heard from [Roma sporting director] Walter Sabatini every day last week,” Paulo Affonso told

“But then the calls stopped on Monday.

“The negotiation with Napoli is not yet completed, but we are at a good point.

“They are talking with Santos, and when that develops they will come to us.

“The reality is though, at the moment, Rafael is a Santos player.”

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