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Alexis Sanchez on Napoli radar

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Napoli's new manager Rafael Benitez wants to add more firepower to his side as he looks to build a side capable of challenging last season's champions Juventus.

After the recent additions of Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Callejon and Raul Albiol from Real Madrid, Benitez is now hoping to do business with their arch-rivals Barcelona.

The former Inter Milan manager is reportedly interested in taking Barca's Alexis Sanchez to Stadio San Paolo in order to add more attacking prowess into his side, according to ESPN.

Benitez is determined to win the Scudetto next season and after selling star man Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain for a huge sum of around €65m, he has set about re-investing the money bringing in a lot of players inorder to add more depth to his squad.

Sanchez first burst onto the scene with Udinese in the 2010-11 season, earning rave reviews for his direct running at defenders and ability to score goals regularly.

The Chile international returned with figures of 12 goals from 31 games and was subsequently snatched up by Barcelona amid a lot of interest from many European clubs for a fee of around €43m.

However, Tocopillator, nicknamed after where he hails from, Tocopilla, has failed to live up to the hype and fulfil the expectations at Camp Nou, managing to start in just 18 games in La Liga last season.

With the arrival of Brazilian sensation Neymar and the ever-impressive La Masia graduate Pedro Rodriguez always present waiting in the wings, the 24-year-old might find it further more difficult to retain a position in the starting line-up next season.

But with a new manager in the dugout at Barcelona in Gerardo Martino, the South American might get his chance under his fellow Latino.

Benitez is, however, hoping that the winger's poor record at the Camp Nou will make Martino let him take Alexis to the city of Naples and re-introduce him to Italian football where he had originally become a sensation.

 

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