NAPOLI NEWS

Dries Mertens’ well-taken double saw Napoli break through a spirited Sampdoria performance on Monday afternoon.
Speculation is that Roma have entered into talks with Cagliari for Radja Nainggolan, and offered €3m for an initial loan.
Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne support Gonzalo Higuain in attack for Napoli’s home clash with Sampdoria.
Reports are that Napoli may well have won the race to sign Radja Nainggolan from Cagliari this January, having agreed a €9m fee.
Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons has confirmed “everyone knows Napoli are interested in me. We’ll discuss it next week.”
Rafa Benitez explained Napoli’s injury crisis and joked Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic “might want to take some free kicks!”
Napoli are without Pepe Reina, Marek Hamsik and Valon Behrami for tomorrow’s game against Sampdoria.
Sinisa Mihajlovic warns Napoli to expect a surprise at the San Paolo. “They have a few holes in defence.”
Rafa Benitez reportedly rejected Genoa defender Luca Antonelli, so Napoli turn to Zenit’s Domenico Criscito.
Swiss media claim Manchester United are eager to sign Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler this month.
Napoli are reportedly waiting for a definitive answer from Lyon and Maxime Gonalons on Monday.
Chelsea have made no attempt to sign Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli, boss Jose Mourinho has stated.
French media claim Napoli are within hours of signing Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons for €12m.
Gonzalo Higuain wants to “write history with Napoli” and “had absolutely no doubts about choosing this club.”
Arsenal have sent UEFA their report on delays getting hundreds of fans to the Napoli game in December.
Napoli, Inter and Roma will renew their attempts to sign Juan Mata after Jose Mourinho said the Chelsea “door is open.”
Paolo Cannavaro is hoping 2014 will see him return to the Napoli starting line-up on a regular basis.
Napoli President Aurelio Di Laurentiis prepares for 2014 by criticising naysayers and ex-Coach Walter Mazzarri.
“Roma, Napoli and other big clubs asked about Martin Caceres,” revealed the Juventus man’s agent.
Marek Hamsik is expected to be available for Napoli’s game against Sampdoria next Monday.