NAPOLI NEWS

Napoli centre-back Raul Albiol dismisses Valencia links and insists “I have never looked to leave”.
Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri says his club are looking to “safeguard” their stars as buying players “is very difficult in today’s market”.
Napoli have reportedly agreed a deal in principle to sign Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao.
Arrigo Sacchi admits he has no idea why Napoli believe they can win Serie A. “It’s not like they bought Maradona or Careca this summer…”
Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has explained why he rejected Milan in 2011. “The ones that leave have ended up regretting it.”
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio “puts Roma and Napoli in front of everyone else” as he has doubts over Milan and Inter.
Napoli have reportedly made a €22m bid for wantaway Lazio attacker Keita Balde Diao.
Gianluigi Buffon warned “it’ll be very difficult for Juventus this year, because Roma, Inter and Milan have strengthened.”
Napoli have named their squad for the Audi Cup, leaving out transfer-listed Ivan Strinic and Duvan Zapata.
Napoli are only prepared to take Orestis Karnezis on loan, whereas Udinese want a permanent sale, so Newcastle United are back in the lead.
Maurizio Sarri is taking his technological innovation a step further by tracking Napoli training sessions via satellite.
Napoli want Oleksandr Zinchenko on loan with option to buy for €10m, but Manchester City seek options on Kalidou Koulibaly and Piotr Zielinski.
Joao Mario is confident Luciano Spalletti will guide Inter to a Champions League spot and help him follow in Radja Nainggolan’s footsteps.
Napoli defender Lorenzo Tonelli is considering a transfer to Torino in order to get more playing time.
Max Allegri launches Douglas Costa against Roma, but tells Juventus more is needed. “We have a month to further improve the squad.”
Udinese warn they are pulling out of their bid for Napoli striker Leonardo Pavoletti. “We like him, but he is far, far too expensive.”
Daniele De Rossi admits Francesco Totti’s retirement puts “more responsibility on all our shoulders” at Roma. “It’s an honour to be considered a symbol.”
Napoli have approached Manchester City for Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko, fresh from a PSV Eindhoven spell.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella feels Napoli are the Serie A side to watch, while Juventus need time to adapt and he hails Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco.
Juventus are reportedly offering €20m for Keita Balde Diao, but face stiff competition from Inter, who could send Stevan Jovetic to Lazio.