Agent: Rafael close to Napoli move

Agent: Rafael close to Napoli move
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Santos goalkeeper Rafael is close to joining Napoli, according to his agent.

The agent of Santos goalkeeper Rafael has claimed that his client is close to joining Italian outfit Napoli.

The 23-year-old, who has three Brazilian caps to his name, is regarded as one of the brightest shot-stoppers in world football.

His representative Paulo Alfonso told Lancenet: "The negotiation for the sale of my client to Napoli is going really well. Talks should be closed soon.

"Rafael is looking forward to going to Napoli. A meeting with Rafael Benitez has been decisive."

Rafael has appeared more than 100 times for Santos.

Santos' goalkeeper Rafael saves a penalty on May 24, 2012
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