Luis Suarez could replace Chelsea target at Napoli

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Rafael Benitez wants to bring Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to Napoli, according to the Daily Mirror.

With Edinson Cavani seemingly on his way to Real Madrid, Manchester City or Chelsea, it appears that the former Kop boss wants to initiate a raid on his old club. 

Benitez brought the Champions League to Anfield in 2005, making him a Liverpool legend, although this move is unlikely to increase his popularity amongst the Kop faithful.

However, with the imminent departure of his prolific goalscoring talent, Cavani, the Napoli manager will be able to spend big and Suarez seems to be on top of his transfer wish-list.

The Liverpool forward has been in scintillating form, scoring 23 league goals last season, while also contributing eight assists. He was purchased from Ajax in January 2010 for a fee of around £23m, an investment which should reap at least £17m in profits upon his sale.

Suarez has already made it clear that he is ready for a move away from the north-west club and appears to be in favour of a move to Real Madrid, where he is likely to be surrounded by other players who can match his quality, rather than being forced to carry a club who is unlikely to be in the hunt for glory in the next few seasons.

Napoli finished in second place in Serie A last season and are guaranteed Champions League football next year. Liverpool, on the other hand, ended the season in seventh place, missing out on European football altogether.

This move will be looked on as positive for Manchester City and Chelsea as they can see that a move for another striker may just be paving the way for Cavani's sale, possibly to one of these English clubs.

What do you think about Suarez's potential departure? Will it be beneficial for Liverpool, or have they just lost their last remaining star player? Leave your comments below.


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