According to the player's agent, the 23-year-old's discussion with Rafa Benitez was "fundamental" in his decision and a deal is nearly done

Santos goalkeeper Rafael looks set to join Napoli following decisive talks with head coach Rafa Benitez.

The 23-year-old's agent Paulo Afonso believes that the promising shot-stopper's destination this summer will be Naples and that a deal will soon be completed.

"The conversation that he had with Rafa Benitez was crucial. He [Rafael]'s decided, negotiations are moving very well and should be done soon," Afonso told reporters.