NAPOLI NEWS

Barcelona are looking towards Serie A to reinforce their defence with Inter’s Milan Skriniar or Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli.
Napoli named their squad to face Manchester City in the Champions League, missing only Arkadiusz Milik.
Diego Maradona claims Inter captain Mauro Icardi only got into the Argentina squad because of his wife, Wanda.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri snaps at journalists for implying he’s “provincial”, and comparing him with Pep Guardiola.
Jose Callejon insists Napoli “don’t fear anyone” so they’ll face Manchester City “with the confidence to get three points”.
Simone Verdi’s agent says his client won’t leave Bologna in January, despite rumoured interest from Roma, Napoli and Inter.
Paolo Di Canio praises Napoli, but insists Manchester City play “the best football in Europe”.
Claudio Ranieri is said to have turned down a return to Leicester, before they appointed Claude Puel.
Yaya Touré says Napoli’s fans “can be decisive” for tomorrow’s match against Manchester City.
Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti acknowledges the Serie A top five are setting “a crazy pace” after 11 games.
A member of Marek Hamsik’s entourage jokes about the Napoli captain breaking Diego Maradona’s record - “take the next penalty!”
Marek Hamsik’s agent has suggested that the midfielder is being burdened by the pressure of matching Diego Maradona’s goalscoring record.
Napoli will reportedly open talks with Allan over a new contract for the midfielder this week.
Napoli have insisted that they are ‘absolutely’ in favour of video assistant referees (VAR), contrary to Aurelio De Laurentiis’ remarks.
Allan says he and Napoli teammate Jorginho are ‘hoping’ for Brazil call-ups but admits “it’s difficult” at this stage.
Sassuolo defender Paolo Cannavaro thanked Napoli fans for their warm homecoming. “I had to walk away or I would’ve started crying.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis made some controversial comments. “They’ve introduced VAR, what other obstacles will they introduce to stop us?”
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Serie A games, including Benevento-Lazio, Napoli-Sassuolo, Udinese-Atalanta and Crotone-Fiorentina.
Maurizio Sarri refused to say Napoli believed they could win the Scudetto, warning “when we are dominant, we lose our sense of danger.”
Cristian Bucchi is content that Sassuolo caused Napoli problems at the Stadio San Paolo, even if they fell 3-1. “We had our say here.”