NAPOLI NEWS

Palermo and Sassuolo both went out to lower-League opposition, in the Fourth Round of the Coppa Italia.
Adem Ljajic believes Inter’s defeat to Napoli can “paradoxically be an advantage”, as it will provide motivation.
Vice-President Javier Zanetti tells Inter to “fight to the end” and “we’ll see what the table says at the end of the season”.
Torino President Urbano Cairo believes it’s “hard to say” who will win the Scudetto, but admires Napoli and Inter.
Mino Raiola claims his client Zlatan Ibrahimovic “wanted to end his career at Napoli” but not with Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Ronaldo is cheering for his former side Inter to win the Scudetto, but thinks Roma are “on a lower level”.
Napoli’s Omar El Kaddouri says Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura ‘taught me a lot’ and that Maurizio Sarri ‘sees me as a winger’.
The January transfer market is for ‘those with confused ideas’, says Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says the club are top of Serie A ‘thanks to the methods of Maurizio Sarri.’
Gonzalo Higuain’s agent visited the Napoli training ground today, fuelling reports of a contract extension.
Gigi Del Neri made his debut on the Verona bench in their Coppa Italia encounter with Pavia, winning 1-0 deep into stoppages.
Napoli are said to be in negotiations with ex-Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor.
Napoli medics are “confident Manolo Gabbiadini and Dries Mertens will recover” in time to face Bologna.
Captain Marek Hamsik says Napoli “must keep our feet on the ground” following the win over Inter on Monday.
Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj discusses the win over Inter, and says Juventus are still in the Scudetto race.
Claudio Marchisio praises Juventus’ “pride and commitment” but warns “the comeback is not complete”.
With Juventus sneaking ever closer to the top and Napoli reaching the summit exclusively, Dave Taylor looks back on an exciting weekend and selects his best XI from Week 14.
Serie A referees ‘must learn to whistle less’ says Inter Coach Roberto Mancini, who believes the league is ‘home of the divers’.
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini says Gonzalo Higuain ‘is like Messi in Italy’ and that their defeat to Napoli was ‘one of our best performances yet.’
Napoli vice-President Edo De Laurentiis confirms Juan Zuniga will leave the club in January.