NAPOLI NEWS

Aurelio De Laurentiis claims Napoli “will win the Scudetto” and that “I’m willing to make a sacrifice” for Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa.
Napoli have reportedly agreed terms with Manchester City for Oleksandr Zinchenko at €6.5m (£5.9m).
Napoli, Chelsea, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund have all enquired about Fiorentina teenage sensation Federico Chiesa.
The Mirror on Sunday claims Liverpool will go for Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne if Barcelona succeed in tempting Philippe Coutinho away.
Keita Balde Diao was “profoundly hurt” by Lazio leaving him out of the Italian Super Cup squad. “I don’t know how to evaluate the consequences.”
Olympique Marseille Coach Rudi Garcia commented on Arkadiusz Milik rumours. “I know him, but right now he is a Napoli player.”
As expected, Napoli fans have been barred from travelling for the Champions League play-off against Nice.
Arkadiusz Milik is looking towards a transfer for Olympique Marseille, claim reports in Poland, but Napoli won’t let the striker go.
Cesare Prandelli believes Napoli start the Serie A season “on the same level” as six-times winners Juventus, but Mario Balotelli has “found his identity” in Nice.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre says it’s “very likely” Mario Balotelli and Wesley Sneijder won’t face Napoli on Wednesday.
Napoli’s Champions League opponents Nice were beaten at home by newly promoted Troyes.
Duvan Zapata would “welcome” a move to Sampdoria, his agent admits, but so far there’s been “no direct contact” with Napoli.
Dries Mertens admits “now it’s up to us” for Napoli to beat Nice and reach the Champions League after their friendly win over Espanyol.
Dries Mertens and Raul Albiol got the goals as Napoli beat Espanyol 2-0 in a friendly, while Adam Ounas was denied by the upright.
Serie A new boys Benevento are in negotiations to sign Napoli striker Leonardo Pavoletti and Pescara midfielder Ledian Memushaj.
Patrik Schick’s agent confirmed “there are three clubs in the running” for the Sampdoria striker, but “the price will be considerably higher than €25m.”
Nice fans will not be allowed to travel for the Champions League play-off with Napoli on August 16 due to security concerns.
Arrigo Sacchi believes Juventus will win the Scudetto again, as while he prefers Napoli they’re “condemned to perfection”.
Now that Patrik Schick has been given a clean bill of health, Sampdoria are fielding calls from Inter, Roma, Napoli and Monaco.
Barcelona are happy to sell Denis Suarez for €14m, claim reports, but the player has turned down a transfer to Napoli.