Saturday July 20 2013
Reina ready for Napoli

It’s reported Napoli have a deal with Liverpool for Pepe Reina after Julio Cesar’s agent explained he “won’t take a pay cut.”

The Partenopei are on the look-out for a prestigious goalkeeper, as Morgan De Sanctis is said to be close to Roma.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Napoli reached an agreement with Liverpool to take Reina on loan for next season, possibly with an option to buy for €10m, so he can reunite with Rafa Benitez.

The Spaniard is expected to fly out to Naples over the next 24 hours for a medical.

He was their second choice and negotiations only intensified after Julio Cesar’s agent revealed there were problems for the QPR and former Inter shot-stopper.

“There are still details missing from the negotiations with Napoli, as we haven’t yet agreed on wages,” Josias Cardoso told Radio CRC.

“Their proposal was too far away from what he currently earns at QPR and we already did them a favour by not asking for a raise.

“We are talking about a goalkeeper who has returned to the level he was at when winning the Treble with Inter. He doesn’t want to take a pay cut, as he could easily have demanded an increase and did not do that.”

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