NAPOLI NEWS

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain is aware that it will be difficult to repeat Diego Maradona’s success.
Gonzalo Higuain can’t wait for what is sure to be a ‘beautiful’ World Cup, after being called up to the Argentina squad.
Good news for Napoli, who will be top seeds in the Champions League play-off draw, avoiding big clubs.
“I have to return to Napoli to win the Scudetto,” said Diego Armando Maradona, but is “not on the same wavelength” as Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Roma are said to be planning an offer for Arsenal’s Belgian international defender Thomas Vermaelen.
Marek Hamsik insists he is “staying at Napoli in order to win after seven splendid years together.”
Napoli and Italy right-back Christian Maggio reveals the fear he felt when needing emergency surgery. “My lung was no longer there.”
Olympique Marseille striker Andre Ayew confirms “I have received an offer from Napoli, but haven’t decided yet.”
Napoli and Juventus have the third most players in provisional World Cup squads, as many as Real Madrid and Barcelona.
It’s claimed Felipe Scolari is watching Napoli midfielder Jorginho, who has to choose between Brazil and Italy.
Genk defender Kalidou Koulibaly’s agent confirmed negotiations with Napoli “are going well in the right direction.”
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne believes his side’s season has been a success but wants them to aim higher in future.
Ciro Immobile says he does not believe he will return to Juventus, but admits he does hold hope of a future with Napoli.
Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado, Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin and Udinese Luis Muriel are in Colombia’s World Cup squad.
Christian Maggio will “work to convince” Cesare Prandelli he can play the World Cup after surgery for a collapsed lung.
Lorenzo Insigne is in Italy’s preliminary World Cup squad and his agent “knew Cesare Prandelli would put his faith” in the Napoli talent.
It’s reported Milan benchwarmer Giampaolo Pazzini is a target for Rafa Benitez at Napoli next season.
Barcelona and Napoli are reportedly close to agreeing a deal for Javier Mascherano, but the player is apparently reluctant to accept the move.
Napoli winger Dries Mertens is in Belgium’s preliminary World Cup squad, but Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan is only a stand-by.
Ottmar Hitzfeld has named his 23-man Switzerland squad for the World Cup and included five Serie A-based players.