NAPOLI NEWS

Mario Balotelli is “thankful” to Roberto Mancini, though more for Inter than Manchester City, and explains his first penalty save.
There are seven Serie A players called up for Argentina’s international games against Peru and Uruguay, including Rodrigo Palacio.
Fabio Liverani hopes Genoa can give Napoli another surprise this afternoon. “It will take the perfect performance.”
Reports in England suggest that Valencia are leading the chase to re-sign Juan Mata from Chelsea this January.
Rafael Benitez has defended his rotation policy after Napoli’s shock 1-1 draw with struggling Sassuolo in midweek.
Mario Balotelli apologised to Milan and the referee for his ban, “but it’s not as if I killed someone.”
The agent of Napoli’s Paolo Cannavaro has looked to defend the performance of his client in the 1-1 draw with Sassuolo.
Contract talks between Napoli and Juan Camilo Zuniga are continuing, according to Il Mattino.
Napoli’s Marek Hamsik has accepted last night’s shock 1-1 home draw with bottom of the table Sassuolo.
Rafa Benitez is not shocked by Napoli’s 1-1 home draw with bottom of the table Sassuolo. “We can’t win before we start.”
Napoli look good to continue their perfect record against a Sassuolo side who lost 7-0 at the weekend.
Napoli and Inter have been alerted to the fact that Valencia defender Adil Rami will ‘never play for the club again’.
Juan Zuniga is set to sign a contract extension at Napoli, but could have a clause inserted which would allow him to move to Barcelona.
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has been given a Champions League ban for his dismissal against Napoli.
Reports continue to suggest that Napoli will swoop for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel in January.
Antonio Conte has admitted his surprise at the superb starts to the season from some of Italy’s top clubs.
Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has stated that the club initially wanted to sign Leandro Damiao rather than Gonzalo Higuain.
Milan have confirmed that they will be appealing Mario Balotelli’s three-match ban after he was sent off against Napoli.
Christian Maggio’s agent has insisted that the even though the defender has to have a knee operation, it is ‘nothing to worry about’.
Napoli have revealed Christian Maggio will require knee surgery after picking up a meniscus injury.