NAPOLI NEWS

Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri warns “it’s easier to be beautiful than winning” and predicts “it’ll take 86 points” to win the Scudetto.
Maurizio Sarri predicts he “wouldn’t have lasted long” had he been appointed as Milan Coach.
Maurizio Sarri says leaving Napoli “is the last thing on my mind right now”, despite the release clause in his contract.
Maurizio Sarri insists Juventus remain Scudetto favourites, and it would be “presumptuous” to compare his Napoli to them.
Italy are expected to go back to their 4-2-4 system against Albania with Leonardo Spinazzola, Antonio Candreva and Eder coming in.
Painter and sculptor Mimmo Paladino has compared the Napoli squad to a work of art, with Marek Hamsik as a Goya and Kalidou Koulibaly Beethoven.
Fabio Cannavaro believes the Scudetto race will be a “battle to the end” between “almost perfect” Napoli, Juventus, Roma and Inter.
Napoli are prepared to double Corinthians striker Jo’s current salary to take him to the Stadio San Paolo in January, claim Brazilian reports.
Roma-Napoli is scheduled for Saturday at 20.45 local time, but could be moved to 18.00 due to fears over crowd safety.
Eusebio Di Francesco assures Roma fans and neutrals that the clash with Napoli will be “a wonderful game of football.”
Chievo President Luca Campedelli hopes they won’t lose Roberto Inglese to Napoli in January and comes out against VAR technology.
Lorenzo Insigne reveals he nearly quit football because he was too short, feels the pressure of representing Napoli and doesn’t fear Manchester City.
Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara confessed his idol is Yaya Toure and he has a few issues with chain-smoking Coach Maurizio Sarri.
Totò Schillaci looked back on the 1990 World Cup, sees himself in Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, but not going in 2018 would be “a catastrophe.”
There are warnings from Romania that Napoli defender Vlad Chiriches could require surgery on his shoulder. “He has a loose ligament.”
Francesco Guidolin tips Napoli for the Scudetto, Manchester City for the Premier League and wishes he’d worked with Gigi Buffon.
Francesco Guidolin reveals he was offered the Inter job last year, came close to Juventus, Lazio and the Italy bench, but has “no regrets.”
Giampiero Ventura again slammed the door on Jorginho, but confessed “if Italy play like in the second half with Macedonia, we’ll struggle in the play-offs.”
Jorginho’s agent confirms the midfielder “would accept” a call-up by Brazil, even if he wants to play for Italy.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says ‘Scudetto’ “is a word we can say” but “we’re only in October”.