Brazil international ready to join the Benitez revolution in Naples.
Napoli are closing in on securing a loan deal for QPR and Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar, according to Sky Sports.
The 33-year-old joined Rangers last summer and went on to produce some impressive displays despite their relegation from the Premier League.
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari kept faith in the former Inter stopper, and he was rewarded with a string of fine performances at the Confederations Cup last month as they enjoyed tournament triumph on their home soil.
As a result, he isn’t expected to stay at Loftus Road next season, with Rafa Benitez looking to secure a deal to take him to Naples as current number one Morgan De Sanctis closes in on a switch to Roma.
Cesar spent seven years in Serie A prior to his move to London, and will be looking to play regular football ahead of the World Cup next summer, preferably in a high profile league so as to confirm his place in Scolari’s starting line-up.
Arsenal had been linked with a move this summer, although it would appear that Napoli are expected to clinch a loan deal in the coming days as their summer recruitment drive continues under Benitez.
The Spanish tactician has already acquired the likes of Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon in the last fortnight, and his spending doesn’t appear to be ready to end any time soon as Edinson Cavani looks set for a move to PSG.
The Uruguayan is expected to be officially unveiled by the French champions this week, after they agreed to pay his €63m release clause fee.