Napoli deny Jesus Fernandez approach

Napoli deny Jesus Fernandez approach


Jesus Fernandez has not been approached by Napoli over a possible transfer from Real Madrid, the Italian club has said.

Sources in the Italian press had suggested new manager Rafa Benitez was keen to take the 25-year-old to Naples as a replacement for current goalkeeper, former Italy international Morgan de Sanctis.

But the club released a statement on Wednesday saying they have not approached Los Blancos or Fernandez himself over a potential move to the Stadio San Paolo.

The statement read: “SSC Napoli categorically denies any contact with either the agents or managers of Jesus Fernandez, Real Madrid’s goalkeeper.

“As a consequence, all the rumours reported by the media about our club’s interest in the player must be considered as totally unfounded.”

Fernandez is well down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu and has been linked with a move to Premier League side Aston Villa. He made just one senior appearance for Real Madrid in the 2012-13 campaign.