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Napoli expected to sign Michu today

Napoli are close to agreeing a deal for Swansea striker Michu and the Italian press expects it will be completed later today.

Napoli are looking to provide some support to Gonzalo Higuain and Michu appears to be the man they have chosen for the role.

The Partenopei finished third in Serie A last season and won the Italian Cup, but at times they had to rely heavily on Argentine international Higuain.

One of Rafa Benitez's transfer priorities for the summer is to add a reliable striker to the squad and the coach appears to have identified his compatriot Michu as the best option.

Michu is unsettled at Swansea having had a tough second season after a magnificent debut campaign at the Liberty Stadium and he hasn't travelled to the US with the rest of the team. 

The two clubs have been struggling to agree the terms with Napoli wanting a season loan and Swansea looking for a permanent transfer.

But Italian newspaper Il Mattino is running the headline: "Michu to Napoli is done: The announcement will be within a few hours."

It looks like Michu will arrive at Napoli on loan but with the option of the deal becoming permanent at the end of the season for around £8.5 million.

The documents could be completed today and Michu would then be free to join the Napoli squad for their pre-season training camp in Dimaro.

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