NAPOLI NEWS

Former Napoli director Pierpaolo Marino said Rafa Benitez “just wasted time” before Maurizio Sarri came along.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s huge Serie A games, Sassuolo-Fiorentina and top of the table showdown Napoli v Inter.
Former Inter and Napoli Coach Gigi Simoni believes the Partenopei are favourites for tonight’s match.
Napoli are still without the injured Dries Mertens and Manolo Gabbiadini as their squad to face Inter tonight is announced.
Inter President Erick Thohir ‘wants to see Inter stay top’ after their match with Napoli tonight and reveals a pre-season match in Indonesia was cancelled.
Milan reportedly intend to sign Cesena starlet Stefano Sensi in January before loaning him out to Genoa next season.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini reiterates that Franco Vazquez will ‘definitely stay until June’ and says ‘it’s hard to tie down players with chains.’
Inter could reportedly offer Andrea Ranocchia to Napoli in January as part of a deal to bring in Dries Mertens in the summer.
Geoffrey Kondogbia is out of the Inter squad travelling to Napoli on Monday evening.
Roberto Mancini won’t confirm or deny whether Mauro Icardi will be dropped when Inter visit Napoli in a Scudetto showdown.
Maurizio Sarri assured Napoli “will never change our attitude” for Inter but “did not like” Felipe Melo’s comments.
Ottavio Bianchi was in charge of both Inter and Napoli, but is cheering on Maurizio Sarri’s men tomorrow. “They are the best.”
Cesare Prandelli is confident if Inter win the Scudetto, “nobody will remember” dull football and slender 1-0 wins.
Faouzi Ghoulam thanked Maurizio Sarri for “fixing” Napoli’s leaky defence and warns they must be patient against Inter.
Inter defender Juan Jesus credits Coach Roberto Mancini with their success. “Results prove we worked well pre-season.”
Lorenzo Insigne jokes Felipe Melo can’t beat Gonzalo Higuain up in Napoli-Inter. “He’d have to catch him first!”
Gonzalo Higuain admits “anyone who says Napoli don’t dream of the Scudetto is lying. Maurizio Sarri changed me.”
PSG star Ezequiel Lavezzi admits he wants a return to Serie A. “I miss the intensity of Italian football, it makes you feel alive.”
Inter captain Mauro Icardi says the Scudetto “won’t be decided against Napoli”, and will go down to the wire.
Inter have confirmed Geoffrey Kondogbia has a thigh strain, making him a doubt to face Napoli.