Published On: Tue, Jul 2nd, 2013

Benitez wishlist includes Chelsea midfielder and Manchester City striker

Rafa Benitez have compiled a shortlist of possible transfer targets as they seek to bring in the players wanted by new boss Rafa Benitez.

The majority of the Partenopei’s transfer objectives currently ply their trade outside of and one spent last season under Benitez at Chelsea.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, of Chelsea and of Real Madrid are the two principal names on Benitez’s wishlist.

Napoli are also thought to be on the verge of signing Santos’s 23-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper .

There is still some contact between the Azzurri and Manchester City over 27-year-old Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, although the Citizens feel Napoli’s valuation of €12-13 million is not enough.

The San Paolo based side are also developing an interest in Real Madrid’s 26-year-old .

Despite the hardball line from that the player will not leave, Napoli are still believed to be in pursuit of 24-year-old .

A plan is also thought to be in development for an exchange deal between Napoli’s 28-year-old Uruguayan midfielder and ’s Portuguese midfield .

However it is thought that Napoli’s forays into the transfer market will not begin until Edinson Cavani’s agent arrives in Italy and announces his client’s intentions with the club.

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Luca Gunby

- Leeds University Student from London. Once a goalkeeper but now a centre-back for the Italian Society team at university. I support Sampdoria thanks to my previous visits to the Marassi, having family in Liguria and my belief that they wear the best shirts in world football. I also support Spurs and often go to White Hart Lane.

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