NAPOLI NEWS

Maurizio Sarri rues Napoli’s “mental block” that led to “too many points thrown away” pre-Sampdoria but insists his side “are trying to eliminate it”.
Dries Mertens reveals that Ronaldo 'doesn't scare' his side before they take on Real Madrid in the Champions League.
On-form Napoli striker Dries Mertens refused to give anything away about a potential contract renewal with the club, telling the Press 'we'll see'.
Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini may not leave for Wolfsburg after his move has reportedly stalled over a gap in valuation.
Lorenzo Tonelli’s father hopes he’ll finally get his Napoli debut on Saturday against Sampdoria, but “only because everyone else is out.”
Paris Saint-Germain are stepping up attempts to sign Algeria international Faouzi Ghoulam, who rejected a Napoli contract extension.
Leonardo Pavoletti confirms he will make his debut for Napoli in the Coppa Italia against Spezia next week.
Fiorentina will ask Napoli if they can take defender Lorenzo Tonelli on loan, according to La Nazione.
Napoli winger Dries Mertens responds “there’s nothing yet” when asked about his contract extension.
Ivan Strinic says Napoli’s new signing Leonardo Pavoletti “is already one of us” after signing from Genoa.
Arrigo Sacchi is “certain this can be the right year for Juventus” in the Champions League. “They’re in the top two or three clubs in the world.”
Sampdoria hitman Luis Muriel is “proud” to be linked with big clubs, but insists he’s focused on beating Napoli this weekend.
Leicester City are the latest club in the running for Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini after Southampton, Stoke City and Wolfsburg.
Napoli are eager to lock Dries Mertens down to a new contract with a €70m release clause valid only for foreign clubs.
Napoli are reportedly willing to more than double Faouzi Ghoulam's salary, but the full-back wants €2.5m per season.
Ex-Italy CT Cesare Prandelli praises current Coach Giampiero Ventura, revealing 'in Europe they study his football'.
Cesare Prandelli admits that Spanish sides are technically superior to those in Italy, but are 'tactically monotonous'
Empoli confirm their attempts to sign Alberto Grassi has failed. “Atalanta won’t release him in January.”
Salvatore Sirigu’s agent “really hopes it’s true” that Napoli are interested in the PSG goalkeeper, now on loan at Sevilla.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero would “gladly” take Manolo Gabbiadini back from Napoli, but not in exchange for Luis Muriel.