NAPOLI NEWS

Aurelio De Laurentiis looks to calm the excitement surrounding Napoli - “we want to be first at the end of March”.
Eusebio Di Francesco admits Roma-Napoli is “fundamental for those who have Scudetto ambitions”.
Lorenzo Insigne praised the Italy “spirit and determination” after a 1-0 win in Albania and shrugged off questions about the tactical system.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms he made several offers for Federico Chiesa, but Fiorentina “wouldn’t give me a price-tag.”
Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne reveals an unexpected name for his football hero – Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero.
Aurelio De Laurentiis urges Giampiero Ventura to drop the 4-2-4 system for Italy, prepares for Roma-Napoli and reveals his Roberto Inglese plans.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis hit back at Max Allegri and assured he’d “never swap Maurizio Sarri for Pep Guardiola.”
The nominees for the Ballon d’Or continue to emerge, including Gianluigi Buffon, Dries Mertens, Paulo Dybala and Edin Dzeko.
Ronaldinho believes Napoli can win the Scudetto, and praises Juventus forward Paulo Dybala.
Brazil Coach Tite is expected to attend Napoli-Manchester City to assess Allan and Jorginho.
Dries Mertens, Paulo Dybala and Edin Dzeko are among the names nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
Maxime Gonalons’ agent says Napoli “called me every day”, the year before his client joined Roma.
Fabio Capello insists “there are five teams in the fight” for this season’s Scudetto, but he sees Juventus as favourites.
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.