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Napoli target Fellaini

NAPOLI have confirmed their interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

Fellaini has only been at United for a year, but his future is in doubt following the arrival of Ander Herrera and the pursuit of Kevin Strootman.

Big things were expected of Fellaini following his £27.5million transfer from Everton, but he failed to score in 21 appearances last year.

Now Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says he is ready to offer the Belgium international a way out of the Premier League club.

"Fellaini is one of the names on the table, but not the only one," the Napoli president said.

De Laurentiis thinks Fellaini and Gokhan Inler would make a good centre-midfield pairing for Napoli, not because of their playing styles, but because of their respective hair styles.

"They would make a nice pair," said the Napoli president, who bizarrely made Inler wear a lion's mask at his unveiling in 2011.

"Fellaini has long hair, and the Swiss (Inler) is shaven. Together they have a hairstyle that looks like a lion's mane."

Napoli won the Coppa Italia, finished third in Serie A and reached the 2nd round of the Champions League under Rafa Benitez last season.