Napoli set to sign Jose Callejon
Real Madrid striker Jose Callejon is expected to sign for Serie A outfit Napoli
Jose Callejon looks set to complete a move to Serie A outfit Napoli in the coming days, reports talkSPORT.
The Real Madrid forward was one of Brendan Rodgers' top transfer targets for this summer, but former Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez looks set to win the race for his signature, with Callejon expected to join the Naples-based side in the next week.
Rodgers has used the Spanish market extensively so far as he looks to build on last seasons seventh-place finish, bringing in Luis Alberto from Sevilla and Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo, both of whom used to play in La Liga.
But Italian newspaper Tutto Napoli has reported that Rafael Benitez's side have agreed a fee in the region of £7m for the striker.
Benitez has already brought in former PSV striker Dries Mertens this summer, and he looks set to add Callejon to his growing squad shortly. It has also been reported that Callejon will sign a four-year-contract with last seasons Serie A runners-up, meaning that he will remain at the Stadio San Paolo until the end of the 2016-17 season.
Napoli will be playing Champions League football following their impressive domestic campaign last season, and this is thought to be one of the biggest reasons why Callejon has chosen Italy over the Premier League.
Callejon has grown frustrated with his lack of play time with Real Madird, having made only 29 league appearances last season, most of which came from the bench following the emphatic form of Karim Benzema.
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