Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says they've made a new coaching appointment.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez is favourite for the job.

"I have closed a deal for a new Coach," he claimed. "But I cannot officially announce it until he is released from the club he is currently contracted with.

"I cannot tell you who it is because of UEFA regulations.

"As soon as the club release him, I will announce it."