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Manchester United full-back Rafael has received interest from Arsenal, Napoli and Inter Milan after the Brazilian has fallen out of favour with David Moyes.

The 23-year-old is behind Chris Smalling for selection in the United team and could move away from Old Trafford to find regular first-team football.

According to the Daily Express, Napoli and Inter have shown interest in Rafael. The move suits the Italian sides because the defender holds a Portuguese passport and would not contravene the non-EU player restrictions.

Arsenal are also looking for a replacement for Bacary Sagna, who is reported to be leaving the north London side in January.

Rafael is also out of Luis Felipe Scolari's current Brazil squad ahead of the country hosting the World Cup. The Brazilian reiterated his dream to play for his country in the World Cup after he came under question last summer. 

The defender has not represented his country since the London 2012 Olympics, where he was at fault for one of Mexico's goals in the final at Wembley.

Rafael has played 141 times for United and scored five goals since signing in 2008 along with his twin brother Fabio.

However, the full-back has only played 11 games in all competitions this season and has been substituted off six times.

David Moyes is yet to decide whether he is willing to sell Rafael. If Moyes does release the full-back it remains to be seen if he will sell to an English rival or one of the Italian sides.


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