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Napoli to replace Blerim Dzemaili with Lucas Leiva


With Valon Behrami sold to Hamburg and Blerim Dzemaili on his way out, Napoli have accelerated their involvement into the transfer market this month.

After negotiations for Marouane Fellaini broke down following the player's injury, Rafa Benitez is ready to make a move for Lucas Leiva, one of his former players at Liverpool.

According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the two clubs have already reached an agreement for the 27-year-old, who was not involved in yesterday's away defeat against Manchester City.

The Partenopei will tomorrow find out if they will progress in this season's Champions League.

Reaching the group stage of Europe's most prestigious competition is a must for Napoli as it would boost their financial resources ahead of the last few days of the transfer market.

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