Pepe Reina arrives for Napoli medical

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Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has arrived in Italy to undergo a medical ahead of his loan move to Napoli.

The Spaniard will be reunited with former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez and goalkeeper coach Xavi Valero.

Napoli have also agreed a £34m deal for Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain. The knock-on effect of which means Real are now even more likely to be interested in signing Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

Sky Sports report that both players will have their medicals in Rome today.

Update: The Guardian report this evening:

Gonzalo Higuaín and José Reina have passed medicals at Napoli and will be presented to the club’s fans on Monday night, according to the president, Aurelio De Laurentiis.

“Higuain and Reina have passed their medicals and will soon join the rest of the group,” De Laurentiis tweeted. “On Monday there will be a big party at the San Paolo. You will be able to get to know the new players and the new shirts.”

Benitez is building a strong side at Napoli, might be worth an outside bet on them next season.

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