NAPOLI NEWS

Edin Dzeko said Roma “proved we have character” in a 3-1 victory away to Napoli, which propelled them back into the title race.
Roma leapfrogged into second place with a surprising 3-1 victory away to Napoli, as Edin Dzeko struck twice before Mohamed Salah’s closer.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists “our philosophy doesn’t change” with Arkadiusz Milik’s injury as they host Roma today.
Luciano Spalletti concedes “defeat will take something away from the future” for Roma or Napoli in today’s game.
Arrigo Sacchi believes it’s a mistake for Napoli to use Manolo Gabbiadini as a centre-forward against Roma today.
Roma defender Federico Fazio called today’s showdown for second place with Napoli “crucial for the table.”
Napoli rely on Manolo Gabbiadini and Nikola Maksimovic, while Roma look to Edin Dzeko and Radja Nainggolan in a showdown for second place.
West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic insists it is “false” to say Simone Zaza could be sent back to Juventus in January, avoiding the €20m fee.
Giuseppe Rossi’s agent admits a move to Napoli in January is “possible, as we were very close to them in the past,” but Miroslav Klose is on stand-by.
Both Napoli and Roma will be forced into some radical changes in this afternoon’s head-to-head for second place.
It’s a super Saturday with Napoli-Roma for second place in an early kick-off, Pescara-Sampdoria and Juventus-Udinese, then tomorrow Inter-Cagliari and an unexpected Chievo-Milan.
Fiorentina President Mario Cognini insists “we will not dismantle the squad, but if it does happen, we’ll replace those who leave.”
Crotone have been given the all-clear to play their first home game at the Stadio Scida against Napoli on October 23.
Sime Vrsaljko could be heading back to Serie A in January, as Inter do battle with Napoli for the Atletico Madrid full-back.
Napoli are without Raul Albiol and Arkadiusz Milik for tomorrow afternoon’s showdown with Roma.
Roma will be without both Bruno Peres and Kevin Strootman for tomorrow’s trip to Napoli, it is confirmed.
Aurelio De Laurentiis admits Napoli “don’t have the history of Juventus” but “give me €100m more in revenue and we’d win too”.
Maurizio Sarri describes Manolo Gabbiadini as “a great player” but notes Napoli have “different solutions”.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri expects a “complicated game” with Roma, and says comments on Juventus were misinterpreted.
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik could return to action in January, according to the club’s official radio station.