Tuesday July 1 2014
Benitez asks for Diego Lopez

Rafa Benitez has reportedly requested Napoli look into picking up Diego Lopez from Real Madrid this summer.

The Vesuviani are expected to make a move to strengthen between the sticks, with hopes of keeping last summer’s loan signing Pepe Reina waning over his reputed wage demands.

With Reina now returning to Liverpool to work out his future, speculation from Spain is that Napoli will look to compatriot Diego Lopez.

Libertad Digital are running the line that Benitez has specifically requested that Napoli look into the Real Madrid goalkeeper.

Lopez, who has held a League starting berth over Iker Casillas at the Santiago Bernabeu since returning to the Spanish capital 18 months ago, is represented by the same agent as Benitez, Raul Albiol and Jose Callejon.