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Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain arrived in Rome on Wednesday for a reported medical with Serie A runner-up Napoli.
The Argentina international was greeted by about 100 jubilant Napoli fans, waving club scarves and Argentina flags.
Arsenal was also interested in Higuain, but the 25-year-old Argentine is expected to complete a 40 million euro ($53 million) transfer to Napoli and link up with his new teammates at their training camp in Verona.
Napoli is also on the verge of signing Pepe Reina after the Liverpool goalkeeper underwent a medical at the club earlier in the day.
''I'm happy to link up again with coach (Rafa) Benitez, who I knew for five years between Spain and England, and with who I have always worked very well,'' Reina said as he left the clinic following his medical.
Benitez joined Napoli at the end of May, succeeding Walter Mazzarri, who resigned and signed to coach Inter.
The Spanish coach has already signed defender Raul Albiol and forwar...
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Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Reina have passed medicals at Napoli and will be presented to the ambitious Serie A club's fans on Monday night, according to president Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Real Madrid striker Higuain, 25, is on the verge of signing a reported five-year contract at the Stadio San Paolo for a 40million euro (£34.5million) fee while Liverpool goalkeeper Reina, 30,...
Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina and Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain are both reportedly having medicals ahead of moves to Napoli.
Reina, 30, is expected to join the Serie A club on a season-long loan after Reds manager Brendan Rodgers admitted the Spain international's wage bill was prohibitive after the arrival of Simon Mignolet from Sunderland for £9million.
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez believes incoming striker signing Gonzalo Higuain will take the ambitious Serie A club to the next level.
Argentinian striker Higuain, 25, is on the verge of signing a five-year contract at the Stadio San Paolo for a reported 40million euro ($52.9million) fee while Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Reina, 30, prepares to reunite with his former Reds manager on...