Higuain, Reina pass Napoli medicals
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Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain and Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina moved closer to completing their prospective moves to Napoli today as they passed medicals.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis took to social media sites to reveal the news to Napoli fans, who had waited all day to greet Higuain at a Rome airport.

"Higuain and Reina have passed their medicals and will soon join the group," De Laurentiis said on Twitter.

"We can say that we've worked really hard but we're not stopping there!"

Real Madrid forward Higuain, a reported target for both Arsenal and Juventus, is reported to be costing Napoli €37m plus an extra €3m based on bonuses.

Reina joins on loan from Liverpool and will link up with his former Anfield boss Rafael Benitez, who joined the Italians in the close season.

"He's delighted to rediscover the coach Benitez who he knows from five years in Spain and England and with whom he worked very well," Reina's agent Manuel Quilon said.

Last week Napoli sold Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani to Paris Saint-Germain for a French record €64m.