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Raiola: Man Utd striker Ibrahimovic had Napoli signing hopes

Super agent Mino Raiola has revealed Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had hopes of joining Napoli.

Raiola says he has a special affinity for Naples.

“At [Ciro] Ferrara's farewell match, Ibrahimovic told me he wanted to end his career at Napoli," Raiola said on Radio Crc.

“I won't tell you if [President Aurelio] De Laurentiis called me for Ibra. What I can say is that none of the Italian clubs could afford Zlatan. Ibra definitely has a Neapolitan mentality though.

Mario Balotelli? He didn't want to play in Italy again, it would have been an excuse for him. It's definitely a special city for Mario though, as his daughter lives there and the Neapolitan fans are unique.

Gonzalo Higuain? I'd have sold Higuain at a figure even less than €90m [which Napoli got from Juventus]. It was a brilliant operation for Napoli.

“Selling and then regretting it always better than not selling and regretting."

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