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Rafa eyes defender swoop

Last Updated: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:34

Napoli are reported to be lining up a £7million January bid for Chelsea right-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

Former interim boss Rafael Benitez is search for a new right-back following injuries to Giandomenico Mesto and Juan Zuniga and has identified Azpilicueta as the player he wants.

The Spanish ace has not been a regular in the Chelsea side but he is still an important member of Jose Mourinho's squad and it remains to be seen if the Blues boss would entertain the idea of cashing in.

Azpilicueta himself has vowed to fight for his place in the side but he may be tempted by a move to the Serie A side if he is pretty much guaranteed a starting spot.

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