NAPOLI NEWS

Napoli could lose striker Michu for an extended period, as it’s reported the Spaniard requires ankle surgery.
Xherdan Shaqiri’s agent says he has spoken to Napoli, but Bayern Munich won’t allow the player to leave on loan.
Rafa Benitez is “angry and irritated” that Napoli continue to throw away leads, drawing 3-3 with Cagliari.
Zdenek Zeman confirmed his philosophy after Cagliari’s 3-3 at Napoli. “As long as you score more than the opposition, who cares?”
Cagliari fought back from 2-0 down for a spectacular 3-3 draw against Napoli with Diego Farias getting a brace.
Napoli director of sport Riccardo Bigon confirmed “some of the rumoured names are correct” for the January window.
Napoli are forced into radical changes in this afternoon’s clash with Zdenek Zeman’s all-attack Cagliari.
There are reports Napoli striker Michu could require ankle surgery, as he has played only 240 minutes of football.
Zdenek Zeman is looking forward to Cagliari’s game at Napoli, as “they will give us more space to attack into.”
Napoli are without Dries Mertens, Juan Zuniga, Michu or Jorginho for tomorrow’s clash with Cagliari.
Napoli boss Rafa Benitez feels a kinship with Cagliari Coach Zdenek Zeman, although “I like to attack and win too...”
Napoli are reportedly close to signing Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa in January for €5m.
Massimiliano Allegri reveals that he could have joined Lazio in the summer, and reiterates that Napoli are still in the title race.
Lucas Leiva “naturally” could leave Liverpool in January and favours a Rafa Benitez reunion at Napoli, said his agent.
Miralem Pjanic said he’s “never been as happy” as he is at Roma, while the Scudetto “won’t be a two-horse race.”
Atletico Madrid’s President denies summer interest in Jose Callejon and believes Alessio Cerci and Mario Suarez won’t leave in January.
Rafa Benitez confirms Dries Mertens is unlikely to be fit for the weekend, whilst he assesses Napoli’s mindset preparing for Cagliari.
Wolfsburg’s sporting director has poured cold water on Napoli’s interest in Ivan Perisic, declaring that the player is not for sale.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Roma’s insistence that they will lift the Scudetto would make second place a failure.
Zdenek Zeman believes Napoli are very much in the Scudetto race, and sees similarities between himself and Rafa Benitez.