NAPOLI NEWS

Ciro Esposito, the Napoli fan who was shot before May’s Coppa Italia final, has passed away.
Napoli’s Dries Mertens has pleaded with Pepe Reina to sign permanently for the Partenopei.
Christian Maggio’s agent says his client will be remaining at Napoli, despite rumours he may move elsewhere.
The Napoli fan shot before the club’s Coppa Italia Final victory over Fiorentina has reportedly seen his condition take a turn for the worse.
Vicente del Bosque has rung the changes as Spain face Australia in their World Cup dead-rubber this afternoon.
With Goran Pandev set to leave Napoli this summer, reports are that they will turn to Swansea City’s Michu as a replacement.
The Lega Serie A will meet from today to decide on the allocation of television rights for 2015-18, as uncertainty remains between the broadcasters.
Barcelona are reported as now pushing for Liverpool and Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, but interest in Gonzalo Higuain remains.
Walter Mazzarri is believed to be pushing Inter to sign Valon Behrami as well as Yann M’Vila this summer.
Belgium left it very late once again, snatching a 1-0 victory over Fabio Capello’s Russia with Divock Origi that puts them in the Last 16.
Dark Horses Belgium take on Fabio Capello’s error-prone Russia after both sides struggled in their opening games.
Milan joint-CEO Barbara Berlusconi warned “Mario Balotelli is not irreplaceable,” Kaka could leave and Juan Iturbe talks.
Napoli had already been in talks for Andre Ayew and their interest only increased after World Cup goals for Ghana.
Croatia international Ivan Perisic is “in regular contact with Napoli,” confirmed the Wolfsburg man’s agent.
There are reports Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will meet with Mario Balotelli’s agent, but Napoli are also interested.
Torino are eyeing two Colombian internationals for next season: Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata.
Lionel Messi is joined by Sergio Aguero and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, as Argentina change shape for Iran.
Edinson Cavani warned Italy “it’ll be like a Final” when facing Uruguay in the World Cup – and they have home advantage.
Diego Armando Maradona sees Lorenzo Insigne as the key for Italy’s World Cup showdown with Uruguay.
Rafa Benitez sent a touching message to Napoli fans one year on from his arrival. “I have the very same focus.”