NAPOLI NEWS

Inter director Javier Zanetti believes the Napoli defeat was a positive “turning point” and Mauro Icardi should be dropped against Genoa.
Dries Mertens is back in the Napoli squad, but Manolo Gabbiadini won’t face Bologna.
Maurizio Sarri said leadership “changes nothing” for Napoli and “if Gonzalo Higuain doesn’t win the Ballon d’Or it’ll be all his fault.”
Roberto Donadoni assures Bologna “know the threat we’ll be facing” against Serie A leaders Napoli and snipes at Maurizio Sarri critics.
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura reveals he “finds adrenaline nutritious” and has an unexpected past as a Latin Lover.
Marcello Lippi claims Gonzalo Higuain “is as important to Napoli as Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.”
The dates and times of the Coppa Italia Fifth Round ties have been announced, including Juventus-Torino, Sampdoria-Milan and Napoli-Verona.
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini admits “we aren’t the best-equipped team” to win the Scudetto.
Inter Coach Roberto Mancini insists there’s no problem with Mauro Icardi - “he’ll score the goals which will help us”.
Lorenzo Insigne warns Napoli “have to keep our feet on the ground” despite their position at the top of Serie A.
The agent of Napoli forward Manolo Gabbiadini says he has “absolutely not talked” to Fiorentina.
Arrigo Sacchi says it will take “something extraordinary” for Napoli to win the Scudetto, as they lack a “winning mentality”.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti admits they’ll “evaluate” offers for Roberto Soriano but “right now there’s nothing”.
Palermo and Sassuolo both went out to lower-League opposition, in the Fourth Round of the Coppa Italia.
Adem Ljajic believes Inter’s defeat to Napoli can “paradoxically be an advantage”, as it will provide motivation.
Vice-President Javier Zanetti tells Inter to “fight to the end” and “we’ll see what the table says at the end of the season”.
Torino President Urbano Cairo believes it’s “hard to say” who will win the Scudetto, but admires Napoli and Inter.
Mino Raiola claims his client Zlatan Ibrahimovic “wanted to end his career at Napoli” but not with Aurelio De Laurentiis.
Ronaldo is cheering for his former side Inter to win the Scudetto, but thinks Roma are “on a lower level”.
Napoli’s Omar El Kaddouri says Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura ‘taught me a lot’ and that Maurizio Sarri ‘sees me as a winger’.