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Napoli coach Benitez going back to Chelsea for Obi Mikel

Napoli are making a move for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

New Napoli coach Rafa Benitez is in the market for a new defensive midfielder and has been linked with Manchester City's Gareth Barry and Barcelona ace Javier Mascherano.

Sportmediaset says Benitez is returning to Chelsea for Nigeria international Obi Mikel.

Napoli want to set up a loan deal for Obi Mikel with a set price to pay next June to make his stay permanent.

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