NAPOLI NEWS

Napoli had taken a commanding 3-0 lead in Empoli despite missing a penalty, but eventually scraped the 3-2 for their first ever victory at the Castellani.
Piotr Zielinski is grateful to Empoli for his time at the Stadio Castellani, but warns Napoli “want to win” today.
Napoli go with the tried and tested trident attack with adjustments in defence and midfield, facing old boy Omar El Kaddouri to break their Empoli curse.
Agent Mino Raiola warned Gianluigi Donnarumma’s future is up in the air. “He is a Milan player, but we know the situation there. These investors are just embarrassing.”
Maurizio Sarri wants to keep Napoli on their toes in Empoli and won’t choose between second place in Serie A and the Coppa Italia.
Hertha Berlin Coach Rainer Widmayer revealed he is “inspired by Maurizio Sarri” and studies Napoli training sessions.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave a long interview to Fabio Capello, covering Manchester United, Juventus, Inter, Milan, Pep Guardiola and Paris Saint-Germain.
Several Serie A-based players have been called up by Colombia for their World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Ecuador, including debutant Duvan Zapata.
The mayor of Naples says Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis gave “a straight no” to a new stadium.
Mino Raiola insists Napoli can “forget” about signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer. “This dream won’t come true.”
Reports in Belgium suggest that Dries Mertens will leave Napoli and reject a move to Inter in order to leave for the EPL this summer.
Napoli are reportedly considering a summer move for Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany.
Wolfsburg are believed to be tracking Duvan Zapata, but Napoli want €12m for the Colombia international, currently on loan at Udinese.
Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent assures the midfielder is “very happy” at Napoli, even if he’d “like to play more”.
Napoli full-back Christian Maggio says Leonardo Pavoletti needs to be given time - “we saw what he’s capable of at Genoa”.
Leonardo Pavoletti says it’s “wonderful” to be at Napoli and “can’t wait” to face Juventus at San Paolo.
Marco Di Bello will take charge of Roma-Sassuolo, as the referees for Week 29 are announced.
Fabio Cannavaro believes Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon “deserves to lift the Champions League”.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic responds to rumours he could move to Napoli - “you never know…”
Manolo Gabbiadini feels Napoli “did not deserve to go out” of the Champions League to Real Madrid, so he’s cheering on Juventus.