NAPOLI NEWS

Miralem Pjanic looks forward to the Napoli double-header, and says the controversy around Juventus is “crazy”.
Marek Hamsik confirms Napoli want second place but “we can’t forget Lazio and Inter”.
Lorenzo Insigne's agent reveals the player is 'tired of waiting' over contract talks with Napoli.
Lorenzo Insigne launched a scathing attack on the Napoli ownership, insisting 'the club needs to grow'.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s eight Serie A games, from Empoli-Napoli through Sampdoria-Juventus and Cagliari-Lazio to Roma-Sassuolo.
Giovanni Martusciello says the international break will be useful for Empoli after six straight defeats.
Maurizio Sarri warned Napoli “cannot have strong ambitions” if they keep dropping leads against Empoli, but blamed the fixture list for Roma’s troubles.
Marek Hamsik admits Napoli “can’t gift a half to Empoli and risk throwing away the win” after their 3-2 success.
Napoli had taken a commanding 3-0 lead in Empoli despite missing a penalty, but eventually scraped the 3-2 for their first ever victory at the Castellani.
Piotr Zielinski is grateful to Empoli for his time at the Stadio Castellani, but warns Napoli “want to win” today.
Napoli go with the tried and tested trident attack with adjustments in defence and midfield, facing old boy Omar El Kaddouri to break their Empoli curse.
Agent Mino Raiola warned Gianluigi Donnarumma’s future is up in the air. “He is a Milan player, but we know the situation there. These investors are just embarrassing.”
Maurizio Sarri wants to keep Napoli on their toes in Empoli and won’t choose between second place in Serie A and the Coppa Italia.
Hertha Berlin Coach Rainer Widmayer revealed he is “inspired by Maurizio Sarri” and studies Napoli training sessions.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave a long interview to Fabio Capello, covering Manchester United, Juventus, Inter, Milan, Pep Guardiola and Paris Saint-Germain.
Several Serie A-based players have been called up by Colombia for their World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Ecuador, including debutant Duvan Zapata.
The mayor of Naples says Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis gave “a straight no” to a new stadium.
Mino Raiola insists Napoli can “forget” about signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer. “This dream won’t come true.”
Reports in Belgium suggest that Dries Mertens will leave Napoli and reject a move to Inter in order to leave for the EPL this summer.
Napoli are reportedly considering a summer move for Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany.