NAPOLI NEWS

The Mayor of Naples has suggested “sabotage” could be behind the disastrous state of the Stadio San Paolo pitch.
Napoli’s chief medic has revealed the key to their success in avoiding injuries: “No sex for two days before a game.”
Marco Donadel insists he is “ready to give his all” for Napoli following a lacklustre 2011-12 season in which he made a single appearance.
Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa’s agent claims that Napoli continue to show “interest” in the Brazilian, with a January swoop possibly on the cards.
Pescara chief Daniele Sebastiani says he wanted to sell Marco Verratti to Napoli before Paris Saint-Germain swooped.
Christian Maggio has been quickly seduced by the ability of new Napoli teammate Lorenzo Insigne. “He’s a better finisher than Ezequiel Lavezzi.”
A decision on whether the Stadio San Paolo will be ready to host the Napoli-Parma game will be made next week.
Lorenzo Insigne insists he’s not aiming to replace Antonio Cassano in the Italian national team. “Alessandro Del Piero is my idol.”
Outspoken Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has commented on the state of the San Paolo turf, Lorenzo Insigne and the Europa League.
Walter Mazzarri complimented Fiorentina and warned Napoli have to sort out their “shocking” pitch.
Napoli pushed past Fiorentina on a shocking pitch and Miroslav Klose kept Lazio on track, while Catania beat Genoa in a five-goal thriller and Atalanta saved two penalties.
Lorenzo Insigne has received his debut senior Italy call-up for the World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta, while Giampaolo Pazzini returns.
Napoli have Lorenzo Insigne and Edinson Cavani against Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic and Mounir El Hamdaoui.
Cesare Prandelli is set to name a young and relatively untested Italy side for the World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Malta.
Walter Mazzarri celebrates Edinson Cavani’s contract renewal, but warns “there is competition for every place” in the Napoli side ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella fired up Fiorentina for tomorrow’s game with “Scudetto contenders” Napoli and, despite the Dimitar Berbatov saga, gives “10 out of 10” for the transfer strategy.
Edinson Cavani and Aureliio Di Laurentiis have held a press conference to announce the former's contract extension with Napoli.
Napoli have, as expected, completed the signings of Giandomenico Mesto from Genoa and Sao Paulo’s Bruno Uvini.
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne looks set to be included in the full Italy squad after he was omitted from the latest Under-21 party.
Napoli have reportedly agreed a deadline day deal to bring in Giandomenico Mesto from Genoa, as the Grifone replace him with Damiano Ferronetti.