NAPOLI NEWS

Christian Vieri claims Juventus will win Serie A again next season, Inter can go back to being their old selves and that Milan lack champions.
Lorenzo Insigne described his “Scudetto dream” for Napoli and assured “we want to start strong this season, as we set some really good foundations.”
Maurizio Sarri has no intention of being a Sir Alex Ferguson managerial figure at Napoli, but “I do hope to remain for a long time. It’s not my job to ask for €100m players.”
Galatasaray are prepared to offer €3m for Napoli full-back Ivan Strinic, freed by the arrival of Mario Rui.
Bayer Leverkusen confirms “Napoli want Bernd Leno, but nothing will come of it. He is 100 per cent staying.”
Dries Mertens feels Napoli are more of a unit than “older” Juventus. “None of us wanted to leave, as it’s a pleasure working here.”
Dries Mertens heaped praise on Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri. “If I become a Coach in future, then my idea of football will be the same as Sarri’s.”
Following today’s problems and his agent’s outburst, Roma and Napoli have now agreed terms for Mario Rui.
Torino are already close to Duvan Zapata and now hold talks with Bologna for midfielder Godfred Donsah.
Mario Rui’s agent warns Roma he “will not attend pre-season training. We were told they had agreed terms with Napoli and we won’t turn back now.”
Sky Sport Italia claim problems have emerged between Napoli and Roma for full-back Mario Rui.
Torino are on the verge of signing Duvan Zapata from Napoli for €20m, including performance-related bonuses.
Maxime Gonalons “never hesitated” to accept Roma after quitting Olympique Lyonnais and feels they have “the strongest midfield in Italy.”
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri let loose on VAR, early kick-offs and a lack of infrastructure spending in Serie A. “It’s embarrassing when we play abroad.”
Maurizio Sarri has learned how to handle Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis’ rages and admits “winning is more enjoyable than compliments.”
Napoli have announced a pre-season friendly against Espanyol at the Stadio San Paolo on August 10.
Lorenzo Insigne hopes “to wear the Napoli jersey forever, as my heart beats for this club. We start the season on great foundations” and aren’t missing much for Scudetto.
Duvan Zupata has reportedly been excluded from Napoli training, in another sign that his future lies away from the club.
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has been invited to the UEFA Elite Club Coaches Forum in Nyon.
Marek Hamsik said Napoli must “believe” in their Scudetto chances and relish beautiful football, while he targets a place in Partenopei history.