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Benitez wants to delay Napoli contract talks

Rafa Benitez wants to postpone new contract talks with Napoli.

The Azzurri coach's current deal expires in June and he is yet to enter formal negotiations with management over a new agreement.

Il Mattino says Benitez now wants to delay talks until after the January transfer window. The Spaniard would prefer to focus on their market plans than be distracted by personal issues.

Benitez and Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis get along well and there is confidence the former Liverpool boss will extend.

However, he has also been linked with a return to England, where his family home remains in the Wirral.

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