Napoli were thrown into an “indefinite” training retreat by the club and failure to beat Fiorentina could spell disaster.
Follow all the Serie A Sunday afternoon action as it happens, including Napoli-Fiorentina for Europe, Roma at Torino and Lazio hosting Empoli.
Napoli released a statement condemning “attacks and allegations” regarding their players.
Khouma Babacar is out of Fiorentina’s trip to Napoli, but David Pizarro returns from injury.
Vincenzo Montella insists Fiorentina have already put the thrashing by Juventus behind them and “take advantage” of Napoli’s crisis.
There’s a split emerging at Roma, as Rudi Garcia protests the decision to close the Curva Sud, while President James Pallotta won’t appeal.
There are reports Aurelio De Laurentiis rejected an offer of resignation from Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez ahead of a crunch tie with Fiorentina.
Andrea Dossena’s agent blasted “bad press and wickedness” after police dropped charges over alleged shop-lifting.
Marek Hamsik's agent wonders at the lack of playing time given to the Napoli man, and is uncertain about Coach Rafa Benitez.
Lega Serie A are considering ‘many options’ including playing the first game of the season in 10 cities across the world, but there are hurdles.
Sampdoria Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admits ‘I’m not sure I’ll stay’, with Milan and Napoli linked.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Juventus are in pole position for Paulo Dybala, but haven’t offered enough.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis says Pepe Reina didn’t want to live in Naples, but the goalkeeper denies that.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis denies he hasn’t spent enough money on the squad.
A shock return for Walter Mazzarri is one of Napoli’s options if, as expected, Rafa Benitez leaves at the end of the season.
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella says he hopes to meet Napoli in the Europa League final this season.
Claudio Lotito said Lazio “deserve the Coppa Italia Final more than any other club” after beating Napoli.
Marek Hamsik apologised to Napoli fans after their Coppa Italia semi-final defeat to Lazio. “We are truly sad.”
Vincenzo Montella said “at the moment there’s no chance” of leaving Fiorentina, but “we’ll discuss it at the end of the season.”
It’s reported that Luciano Spalletti has been approached to take over from Rafa Benitez as Napoli Coach.