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Rafael Benitez shrugs off PSG links

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Napoli manager Rafael Benitez has shrugged off the speculation linking him with a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

The Express reports that the Spaniard is expected to leave the Serie A side at the end of the season once his contract expires, but he has ruled out any links with PSG despite early speculation linking him with a move there.

Benitez, who used to manage Liverpool, has still got a house in England and has been strongly linked with a return to Anfield if Brendan Rodgers does in fact lose his job, but as it stands, the Spaniard is adamant that he only remains focused on his job in Italy.

Rodgers' job was under pressure earlier on in the campaign, with top-four hopes falling away and early elimination from the Champions League putting his job under real scrutiny.

However, since then, Liverpool have seemingly turned their season around and they are now back in the race for a top-four finish and with Daniel Sturridge returning from injury, things seem to have turned around in Merseyside.

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If Rodgers was still to lose his job at the end of the season, Benitez may be a suitable option as he is still considered a fan favourite at the club, but if Liverpool do want to bring him back, they will have to offer him a big contract.

PSG Links

According to reports, PSG are ready to offer Benitez a lucrative contract in order to persuade him to join the club at the end of the season.

When asked about his future and the PSG links, Benitez remained coy and admitted that he's only focusing on Napoli.

He told Radio Kiss Kiss: “The most important thing is to be concentrated on the Udinese game. There’s time to discuss the future.”

Plans to Replace

Napoli's sporting director Riccardo Bigon has already confirmed that Benitez will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

"Benitez? We’ve gotten to know a wonderful person, and a great professional, both he and his staff," Bigon told Mediaset.

"In two or three months we’ll have a clear picture of the future, but we must focus on the near future, the next five months which we’ll go into together with Benitez."

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