Report: Napoli under £2m from agreeing Fellaini deal

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Italian press sources believe that Marouane Fellaini has been told he can leave Manchester United and Napoli are close to agreeing a loan fee.

Napoli are said to be closing in on an agreement with Manchester United for the loan of Belgian international Marouane Fellaini.

The Italian side have been pressing for a decision from the Premier League club and, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, a deal is developing.

Fellaini has allegedly been told by new manager Louis van Gaal that he doesn't have a future in his Manchester United side and that he can leave.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Napoli are between £1.5 million and £2.4 million away from meeting United's valuation for Fellaini's loan.

Napoli would have the opportunity to make the move permanent next summer.

It has been suggested that the player's wages of around £100,000 a week could also present a problem.

The Italian press believe that Napoli boss Rafa Benitez is still keen to land Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva as well and feels that the two players are compatible.

Napoli have been repeatedly linked with Lucas over the last few months since missing out on Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons.

Lucas is apparently determined to leave Anfield having become a peripheral figure of late since Steven Gerrard took on a deeper lying role and Joe Allen began to challenge him for a place.

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