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Callejon completes switch to Napoli

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Napoli have completed the signing of striker Jose Callejon from Real Madrid on a four-year deal.

Callejon traveled to Italy earlier this week to undergo his medical and the 26-year-old has now put pen to paper on a four-year contract with Rafael Benitez's side. Neither club have officially confirmed how much the deal is worth but reports in Italy suggest Napoli have agreed to pay Real 10 million euros for the former Spain Under-21 international.

Napoli said in a statement on their website: "Napoli announce the outright purchase of Jose Maria Callejon, the 26-year-old forward who comes from Real Madrid."

Callejon came up through the youth ranks at Madrid but moved to Espanyol in 2008 without making a first-team appearance for the club. He then returned to the Bernabeu in 2011 on a five-year contract and made 87 appearances in all competitions under Jose Mourinho.

Benitez has already brought in Belgian winger Dries Mertens from PSV Eindhoven this summer as he reinforces an Azzurri squad that finished second behind Juventus under former coach Walter Mazzarri.

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Callejon becomes former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Benitez's second summer signing following the arrival of Belgian winger Dries Mertens from PSV Eindhoven. Benitez has been tasked with reinforcing the Azzurri squad for a serious tilt at the Serie A title after last season's second-placed finish behind Juventus under predecessor Walter Mazzarri.

Retaining the services of in-demand striker Edinson Cavani remains a top priority, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly leading the race to sign the Uruguay international amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. Cavani has a much-publicized €63 million release clause in his current contract.

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