Napoli’s Benitez plays down rumours of Chelsea pair Luiz, Mata

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez insists his club is not about to sign Chelsea duo David Luiz and Juan Mata.

The Italians have been heavily linked with a winter move for the Blues pair, along with Barcelona’s Javier Mascherano, but Benitez was quick to write that off as merely speculation.

"I read in the papers that we are close to a deal for Mascherano, David Luiz and Mata, but that is not true. It is very difficult to get players like that,” he said.

"On most of the players linked with Napoli, there isn't a real interest from us.”

 
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